Businesses & Employees

Businesses & Employees

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Vermont businesses! Want to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for your staff or local community? Contact the state!

As of June 14, there are no COVID-19 restrictions or requirements for businesses to follow. Businesses can refer to the Vermont Occupational and Safety and Health Administration's (VOSHA) for recommendations related to COVID-19.

Vermont's high vaccination rates mean the vast majority of Vermonters are protected from the virus and keep the virus from spreading to others. With high vaccination rates and low number of COVID-19 cases, it’s safe for most Vermonters to return to the activities they did before the pandemic.

Learn more about the steps anyone can take to prevent COVID-19

Information for employers

The Health Department is still doing contact tracing when someone tests positive for COVID-19. If someone was exposed to COVID-19 at your business, we will contact you. Vermont businesses can help by working with us to keep their employees and customers safe. 

Once someone meets the criteria for ending isolation, there is no longer a risk of them spreading the virus to others.


Information for Employees

If you have a COVID-19 related concern in your workplace, contact the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA). You can submit a safety complaint form on the VOSHA website or call toll-free at 1-800-287-2765.

If you are sick with any symptoms of COVID-19

Talk with your health care provider to determine if:

  • your symptoms are due to COVID-19 or some other reason
  • you should or should not go to public places or work

If COVID-19 is suspected, your health care provider can refer you for testing. Stay home while you are waiting for your test results. If you test positive, a Health Department contact tracer will reach out to walk you through what to do next.

You will be advised to stay home from work and other activities until:

  • your fever has resolved for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, and other symptoms (like cough or shortness of breath) have improved, and
  • at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

If you are sick due to something other than COVID-19, you should stay out of work until:

  • you have been without fever for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications (if you had a fever), and
  • any other symptoms have resolved or are improving.