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How Vermont's Labor Department Is Responding To Coronavirus

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What affect will COVID-19 and the coronavirus have on Vermont employers and employees? "Vermont Edition" talks with the Dept. of Labor's Acting Commissioner Michael Harrington.

Gov. Phil Scott has declared a state of emergency in Vermont. Schools have been ordered to close by Wednesday. Gatherings of 50 people or more are banned. And local businesses are weighing whether to suspend operations due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. This hour, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Vermont employers and employees. Plus, Rep. Peter Welch joins us to talk about a coronavirus relief measure passed by the House last week.

Our guests are:

  • Michael Harrington, Acting Commissioner for the Vermont Department of Labor
     
  • Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont U.S. Representative

For Department of Labor FAQs and resources, click here.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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