Vermont officials are urging interested businesses to sign up quickly for the relief fund Congress created to help small businesses through the coronavirus pandemic.
A second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program was approved last week. During the first round Vermont received $1 billion and Vermont Commissioner of Economic Development Joan Goldstein expects more in a second funding round. “If you’ve already applied make sure your lender has communicated with you that you are indeed in queue. Because the way that they will be conducting this is first-come first-served.”
Also, the Vermont Health Department has created a list of virus cases by town. The breakdown gives the number of cases in towns that have at least six. The list will be updated weekly.
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