Covid 19

RRC City Initiatives

Current Initiatives

Supportive Quarantine

The City of Burlington has organized a supportive quarantine program for individuals coming to Burlington while the Governor’s travel orders remain in effect. Click above to read more about who qualifies and how the City can offer assistance while in quarantine.  

Community Mask Initiative

The City launched a community effort in March to produce and distribute high-quality masks to any business or Burlingtonian who wants one. The availability of protective supplies, masks included, has been one of the major issues of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 20,000 masks were made and distributed to more than 80 organizations. While mask making is no longer happening, the City is still offering masks to those in need. Click above to read more.

Previous Initiatives

Food Relief Program

The Small Business and Employer Support Team started a COVID-19 Food Relief Program in March to supplement outstanding programs such as Feeding Chittenden and Meals on Wheels that were seeing surges in demand. The program connected local markets, restaurants and community organizations together to provide food for local non-profits in need. This program ended the last day of September. In all, the Food Relief Program delivered over 12,500 meals, and connected all nonprofit meal recipients to other food relief programs. 

Plant for the People

Plant for the People was a City initiative that leveraged the talent of the community to help address local food insecurity, improve the foundation of our local food system, and make our community even more resilient. The initiative created an opportunity to use or expand community member's own gardens to help their fellow residents, while also getting outside and enjoying all the physical and mental benefits of gardening. All told, over 290 gardeners enrolled in the program. We collected produce twice or three times a week, processing it and preparing for immediate delivery to Feeding Chittenden in Burlington’s Old North End. When we concluded operations on October 1, 2020, together we had grown and donated an additional 6,200 pounds of produce to Feeding Chittenden. That is a lot of tomatoes! Our heartfelt thanks to these generous and talented gardeners!

RRC Webinars

Previously recorded informational webinars hosted by the Resource and Recovery Center.