New School Contact Tracing Rules Will Put Fewer Students in Quarantine

The Vermont Agency of Education on Thursday released updated contact tracing guidance for schools that is intended to limit the number of students who must quarantine after someone was infectious with COVID-19 while in school. The recommendations — which were made with feedback from pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, the Vermont State School Nurses Association and

Painful Lessons From the Past Inform Labor Department’s $30M Computer Overhaul

When Kerry Walker’s unemployment insurance payments halted without explanation in June 2020, she called the Vermont Department of Labor repeatedly to find out why. Eventually, she learned that there was a problem with her Social Security number. She’d never heard the number questioned before, and nobody she talked to at the state could explain just

From the Publisher: Tech Tonic

“Where are all the workers?” Employers in all sectors across Vermont are asking that question as they struggle to hire people during this pandemic period dubbed “the Great Resignation.” Back in 2008, the labor shortage was more specific: Local tech companies claimed they couldn’t find enough talent to grow their businesses here. They watched as