PF+C is committed to keeping our clients informed during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We are ready and available to help you navigate through this challenging time. Please see helpful links and relevant information below. The information provided below does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. All information, content, and materials available is for general informational purposes only. This page is updated regularly.

State Resources

Attorney General’s Directive to Law Enforcement on the Enforcement of the COVID-19 Emergency Order

Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Vermont Department of Health

Vermont Department of Labor

Vermont Emergency Management

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization


Business Immigration

CBP/Land border 

Practice Advisory: Satisfactory Departure & Status of NAFTA L and TN adjudications at VT land borders – COVID-19

Regarding Admissions in L and TN status:

We received confirmation that as of the date of this writing, Canadian nationals can continue presenting L and TN applications in conjunction with requests for admission at CBP Vermont Ports of Entry, with the following caveats:

– if an applicant has traveled to any of the countries listed in the Presidential proclamation, he/she must cancel his/her appointment and reschedule.

– if such applicant comes to the Port, he/she will be isolated and returned to Canada without any additional processing.

Satisfactory Departure:

If a foreign national entered the U.S. at any of the Vermont Ports of Entry and cannot exit the U.S. before the expiration of his/her Form I-94 due to an emergency, he/she may call the Port to speak with a supervisory officer to discuss his/her situation. A determination as to whether satisfactory departure can be granted will be made in consultation with the Port Director and Area Port Director.

In either case it is critical to remember that procedures are changing constantly and thus, best practice is to either contact a port directly or a check with a local colleague to obtain as current information as possible. Numbers and contact information for the ports are can be found here.

Employment + Labor

For basic information that employers may need, here are some helpful state and federal websites.

Pandemic Flu and the Family Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers

COVID-19 Information for Employees and Employers

What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Businesses

Interim Guidance for Businesses to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Standards

Disinfecting Your Facility if Someone is Sick

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice — Frequently Asked Questions

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice — Frequently Asked Questions cont.

Employment Law Alert Re Federal Coronavirus Legislation

For information regarding the new Expansion of Family and Medical Leave and Paid Time Off, go to:

OSEC News Release

DOL News Release 03/24/2020

DOL News Release 03/26/2020

Litigation

Latest information from the Courts where we most actively practice:

State of Vermont Judiciary

United States District Court for the District of Vermont

State of New Hampshire Judicial Branch

State of New York Judiciary

State of Massachusetts Judiciary

State of Maine Judiciary