Covid 19

COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance

Updates & New Guidelines

Travel 

State & Federal Guidelines

On June 14, the State announced the transition into phase four of the Vermont Forward Plan. State travel restrictions have been lifted. International travelers have separate guidelines, please refer to the Department of Health website for guidance. The Federal Transit Administration still requires masks on all public transportation until September 13, including in airports. 


Travel Guidance 

 

Travel to Canada

Starting 4/1/2022, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide pre-entry COVID testing at the border into Canada. 

Ventilation: Air Quality Matters

About Ventilation and COVID-19 

The ventilation of the spaces that we’re in, especially indoor spaces with people who are not part of our households, is an increasingly important intervention to slow the spread of the virus. One way to think about ventilation is as part of the “Swiss cheese” defense. The image below is based on one created by a University of Queensland virologist and shows how no single intervention may be perfect – but, by layering these interventions we can improve success. Improving the air quality of the spaces we’re in through air cleaning and circulating fresh air is a key layer of the Swiss cheese.  

Loan Program for Ventilation Improvement 

Burlington Electric Department currently is offering a loan program that can be used towards building ventilation upgrades. Small and medium sized businesses in Burlington (with active BED electric accounts) may apply for 0% financing loans to be used for renovations required to reopen safely according to public health guidelines. Certain eligibility criteria may apply.
 

Commercial Efficiency & Ventilation 0% Loan Program  

 

    Informational Webinar on Ventilation

    The Burlington 2030 District and Burlington Electric Department co-hosted this webinar focused on implementing healthier and safer indoor spaces during COVID-19 and beyond. To view the presentation, click the link below

     

    VENTILATION RECORDED WEBINAR 

     

    Additional Resources

     

    Emotional Health & Well-Being

    Due to events related to COVID-19, some may be experiencing increased feelings of anxiety, or may have been more exposed to harm at home. To learn about the variety of resources available to provide help, please visit our health and well-being FAQ page, as well as our resource and hotline directory.

     

    Health & Well-Being Directory                                            Health & Well-Being FAQ Page     

     

    Printable Posters

    We have included printable PDFs below to print for your own use, whether it be personal or for business.