COVID-19 UPDATES

ACCD Stay Home Stay Safe FAQs for Businesses

Governor Scott’s March 24, 2020 Addendum 6 to Executive Order 01-20 requires businesses and non-profits that are not critical to the public health and safety, as well as economic and national security, to suspend in-person business operations effective March 25th at 5 p.m. Any business able to continue operations without in-person business operations may be able to continue operating in …

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VAR Asks Scott Administration to Include Real Estate Services as Essential

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Vermont Governor Phil Scott ordered all non-essential businesses to close their physical workplaces and facilities until at least April 15, 2020. Prior to his announcement, VAR President Stephanie Corey sent a letter to the Governor asking for real estate services be considered essential services and added to the list. Read the letter here. This request was not included in …

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VAR Adds COVID-19 Addendum to Forms

VAR has been working diligently to provide our members with the most relevant information and resources as we navigate this pandemic. VAR has developed a COVID-19 Addendum that members may use to accompany real estate purchase contracts. This addendum addresses COVID-19-specific delays and allows for an extension to the time for performance. The form is now available in DotLoop and …

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Guidance for Real Estate Closings During COVID-19 Crisis

The following recommendations represent a compilation of suggestions from Vermont industry leaders to address issues related to the COVID-19 virus in the context of real estate transactions.  Practitioners should assess the application of these suggestions to their practices.  There may be other recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control, the VT Department of Health and other federal and state …

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