VSEA COVID-19 Updates


March 3: Newport Prison Is “Like A Hospital.” 137 COs & Inmates Test Positive For COVID! (VTDigger)

March 2: VSEA Welcomes News That State Will Begin Vaccinating Corrections And Public Safety Employees Next Week, In Expansion Of Phase 1

March 1: State Mulls Possible Return To Work For Some, As Early As April 1. VSEA Has A Lot Of Questions.

February 26: VSEA Floats Amendment To Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccinations For Frontline Workers

January 22: VSEA Members Ramp Up Push For Hazard Pay

January 20: VSEA Requests VDH Commissioner To Intervene To Improve Resident / Employee COVID Protection At Vets’ Home–Before It’s Too Late

January 8: COVID Cases On The Rise At Vets’ Home

January 8: VSEA & It’s AOT Plow Operators Join Together To Change Driver Mask Policy


December 18: State Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin

December 4: Health Department Members Launch Campaign For Hazard Pay

November 30: Concerns About COVID Possibly Causing Plow Driver Shortage

November 2: Reinstate Our Hazard Pay! We Are Earning It!

October 30: State Extends COVID Remote Work Policy Through March 2021

October 30: VSEA Corrections Unit Members Launch Campaign For Hazard Pay

October 19: AHS Secretary Labels DOC Use Of Garbage Bags As PPE As “Experimental”

August 14: Judicial Branch Extends COVID Agreement Thru September 12

August 7: State Extends Remote-Work Policy Through December 31!

July 2: COVID-19 Agreement Status Alert!

June 15: COVID-19 Leave Agreement Extended Until July 4

May 22: COVID-19 Agreement Extended Until June 6

May 22: National Group Seeks To Unite Mask Makers

May 15: State Announces Procurement Of Two Cloth-Masks For Every State Worker

May 1: VSEA Warns: Employee’s Who Fail To Comply With Mask Directive Could Be Disciplined

April 24: VSEA Corrections Member Talks With WPTZ About Being Diagnosed With COVID-19

April 17: DHR Issues New Guidance Documents For Employees Requesting Coronavirus Leave

April 10: VSEA Sends Letter To Governor, Calling For Immediate Coronavirus Testing At All 24/7 Facilities

April 10: Have You Completed The VSEA PPE Survey Yet?

April 10: Does Your Worksite Need Hand Sanitizer?

April 10: Vermont Treasurer Reassures Retirees

April 3: Employee Child Care Reimbursement Extended Until July 15

March 27: Essential & Need Childcare? Fill Out This Form!

March 27: State Waives 30-Day Wait Period For New Hires To Enroll For Healthcare

March 13: DCF Sends Memo, Detailing Protocols For Service Delivery During Coronavirus Crisis

Additional Resources: 

Vermont Department of Health’s Coronavirus Webpage 

Vermont Department of Human Resources: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Faqs

Vermont Buildings and General Services Cleaning Protocols

Please note: VSEA HQ (155 State Street, Montpelier) is closed until further notice. VSEA staff is working remotely. If you have questions, please call 802-223-5247 or email vsea@vsea.org.

Questions About This Page?

Please email vsea@vsea.org.