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New! Face Covering Rule Toolkit

On November 22, 2021, the Legislature was called in for a special session to consider a single piece of legislation, S.1, an act relating to temporary municipal rules in response to COVID-19. The Governor Scott signed S.1 into law (Act 1) on November 23, 2021. Act 1 authorizes towns, cities, and villages to establish masking/face covering requirements through rule. A local legislative body may initially adopt the face covering rule for up to 45 days and may renew it subsequently for 30-day periods through April 30, 2022. Act 1 is a permissive grant of authority and not a mandate – a municipality may adopt a face covering rule, but it is under no obligation to do so.

The Face Covering Rule Toolkit includes:

Recent Links, Resources, and Updates

Effective June 14, 2021, the Governor lifted all COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions. Universal guidance is no longer in effect. As of midnight on the evening of Tuesday, June 15, 2021 the Governor’s declared State of Emergency was also lifted. This means that all the temporary legislation that was passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, which was only effective during Vermont’s declared State of Emergency (Acts 92, 102, 105, 106, 113), has expired. VLCT has created a new FAQ related to the suspension of the state of emergency below. Please bookmark these resources and refer back to this page frequently.

Vaccination Information

Other Recent Guidance

American Rescue Plan Act Resources

VLCT and its members appreciate that Vermont’s Congressional Delegation fought for this local assistance. This is the first time since the early eighties that the federal government has provided direct, unrestricted financial assistance to local units of government. Refer to this page for updates and information on all things ARPA.

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Municipal Operations and Governance

Employment and Human Resources