FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2020
For more information: Julia Leopold
jleopold@vppsa.com  (802) 884-4488

Waterbury Center, VT (March 13, 2020) – The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) announced today that it will implement remote work policies effective Monday, March 16. This effort is in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. VPPSA’s remote work policies will enable social distancing to help reduce the rapid spread of the virus.

“The technology improvements we’ve established over the past several years are now paying off by positioning us well to react to this event,” said VPPSA General Manager Ken Nolan. “If we stay diligent and keep the lines of communication open, we will see minimal disruption while improving staff safety.”

VPPSA’s remote work policies require one manager to be in the office to conduct routine financial business. All other VPPSA staff will work from home unless attendance is required to complete a time-critical task. Phone and video conferencing will be used to the extent possible. All non-essential work travel out of state scheduled within 30 days is cancelled.

These policy changes will remain in place for 30-days subject to re-evaluation as conditions change. VPPSA is working with its member municipalities to provide support and guidance as they evaluate individual responses to the pandemic.

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About Vermont Public Power Supply Authority

VPPSA provides municipal electric utility members with a broad spectrum of services and solutions, including regulatory assistance, financial planning, and power supply. VPPSA members include Barton Village, Village of Enosburg Falls, Hardwick Electric Department, Village of Jacksonville Electric Company, Village of Johnson Electric Department, Ludlow Electric Light Department, Lyndonville Electric Department, Morrisville Water & Light Department, Town of Northfield Electric Department, Village of Orleans, and Swanton Village Electric Department. For more information, visit www.vppsa.com