COVID-19 Updates

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March 16, 2020
During this difficult time the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is available with information and resources for businesses and community at large.  The Chamber Staff will continue to work on your behalf as we move through these trying times. 

At this time the Chamber office will be closed and staff working from home through at least March 30th.  If you need to speak with someone from the Chamber call Mary Cohen 802-770-9554.  For email communication Mary Cohen, or Penny Inglee,

The Rutland Region is full of caring, thoughtful business people and community members.  At this time we ask that you take all precautions to stay healthy and do what you can to help family, friends, neighbors and businesses get through this difficult time.

Below are links to important information for businesses and the community.  We will update this information on a regular basis.

Help available from SBA

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

Message From Mary Cohen: The Chamber is here to help

Governor Phil Scott's Stay Home Order

Get the best and latest information on Coronavirus at official sources: or

Resource Guide

Vermont Department of Labor
is adding resources to assist those who are out of word due to COVID-19.  Click here for more information

DMV Renewal information/extension information

Update regarding childcare center closings and Pharmacy Update from Rep. Jim Harrison

A group of local volunteers have come together to create "Rutland County Mutual Aid" The website gives people an opportunity to volunteer in the community or request help from community members.  

Rutland Public Schools will be providing meals for all children under age 18 at sites throughout Rutland City.  Click here to find out more.

Comcast offering Wifi Hot Spots and other services for those affected by COVID-19

Urgent request and Needs Assessment from Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Agency of Commerce & Community Development
Consumer Assistance Program of Vermont
(scroll down to COVID-19 Guidance and click on +)
How Small Businesses Can Prepare for COVID-19
Small Business Disaster Preparedness (Resources)
Disaster Preparedness and Continuity of Your Business
Small Business Administration
SBA Guidance for Business and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
SBA Disaster Relief Loans for COVID-19
Department for Children and Families
CDD Blog posts regular updates, including those regarding COVID-19

Agency of Commerce and Community Development COVID-19 Guidance For Vermont Businesses

Vermont Dept. of Health COVID-19 web page

Financial Resources available through REDC

Vermont Department of Labor is expediting claims for those effected by COVID-19

Resource Guide from Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Gov. Scott's press release on community mitigation measures.

Gov. Scott's declaration of State of Emergency

Rutland City Hall is closed to the public. Click here for important contact information.

All Vermont Schools are closed as of March 18th.  Remote learning will be taking place.  Click here for the order by Gov. Phil Scott.

Important message from Claudio Fort, President/CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center

Downtown Rutland Special Business Offerings

VT Digger's Important information on Coronavirus

Rutland Mental Health Services Department on Coronavirus

Penny Inglee, Marketing & Project Manager
(802) 773-2747