Architecture Firms Permitted to Reopen



FROM: Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
TO:  Vermont Businesses and Employers
DATE:  May 29, 2020 || Modifications and new sections are in red.
RE:   Update 10 – New Work Safe Additions to the Be Smart, Stay Safe Order
 


1.2 Low or No Contact Professional Services


  • Services operating with a single worker or small office environments (such as appraisers, realtors, municipal clerks, attorneys, property managers, pet care operators, and others) may operate if they can comply with the mandatory health and safety requirements listed above, with no more than 25 persons (service provider and client) present at one time.
  • Remote work is required whenever possible. 
  • Operators must maintain a log of customers and their contact information for 30 days in the event contact tracing is required by the Health Department. 

See the full update here


May 19, 2020: Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary of the VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development announced today that small office environments can reopen if they abide by the Vermont Department of Health and CDC guidelines (linked below), as well as the additional guidelines outlined in section 1.2. 


1.2 Low or no contact professional services 


  • Services operating with a single worker or small office environments (such as appraisers, realtors, municipal clerks, attorneys, property managers, pet care operators, and others) may operate if they can comply with the mandatory health and safety requirements listed here, with no more than 10 persons (service provider and client) present at one time.
  • Remote work is required whenever possible. 
  • Operators must maintain a log of customers and their contact information for 30 days in the event contact tracing is required by the Health Department. 


Details on this update, as well as the full MANDATORY HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL BUSINESS, NON-PROFIT & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS can be found here.



AIAVT has put together a guide for members to assist in the process of reopening architecture firms. Please read through the guide, which includes links to sample signage, reopening plans, the required VOSHA training, and more.



View and Download the guide here:
AIAVT Reopening Your Practice