PO Box 934, Williston, VT 05495

Phone: 802.876.6200

Email: info@homebuildersvt.com

VBRA COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Friday, May 22nd: Effective immediately construction on interior occupied structures is allowed.  

  • When working inside inhabited buildings, businesses are encouraged to create a plan that includes: scheduling work when occupants are not present; isolating barriers between work and occupied spaces; ventilation; dedicated entrances; separate washing and toilet facilities and disinfection of all common surfaces.  Wearing of face masks and maintaining six feet of social distancing are mandatory.
  • The construction sector may operate with as few employees as necessary to permit full operations while maintaining compliance with the mandatory health and safety requirements. Businesses that ceased operations for 7 or more days during the state of emergency and have more than 10 employees at any one site must complete a restart and training plan.  All employees are required to complete VOSHA online health and safety training.

For our Retail Partners -  

Effective May 18, non-essential retail operations are limited to 25% of approved fire safety occupancy; or 1 customer per 200 square feet; or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater. Operators must post their temporary occupancy limit, and which method was used to determine it, prominently on all entrances.

To assist with the posting of this information, please refer to the Maximum Retail Occupant Load Calculator and "Limited Capacity Permitted" poster.

Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

Resource Center 

Department of Labor

COVID-19 Updates

Financial Assistance

Resource  page

Sector Guidance

Latest rules and guidance specific to construction here.

VOSHA Health and Safety Training for All of Your Employees - 

Click here. 

$400 million Vermont Economic Recovery and Relief Package.


Restart Vermont Resources.

Start here for a road map on how to restart your business. 

Download Refusal to Return to Work form at DOL.

Important action for employers here. 

SBA Payroll Protection Program 

(PPP) Start here.

Reopening and Training Plans. 

Click here for a sector-based plan you can customize for your business.

Download Workers Comp guidance from the Department of Financial Regulation here.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) - Start here.

NEW!   Instructions for PPP loan forgiveness. Click Here!

 Jobsite Safety

Our friends at Gordon's Window Decor have begun re-purposing cellular shade material to produce comfortable masks for personal use (NOT medical grade). Click HERE for more info!

Full work safe construction guidance:



Download sample employee notification letter of potential contamination.


Click here for COVID-19 construction site safety signs.




VBRA COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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