Covid 19

Masks mean business!

On Monday, May 18, 2020, the Burlington City Council passed a Resolution requiring that masks be worn in retail establishments in Burlington.

More specifically, the Resolution states that:

  • All staff and customers must wear face coverings or face shields over their nose and mouth while inside all Burlington establishments open to the public for service and/or sale of products and commodities on a retail basis.
  • Members of the public must wear cloth face coverings or face shields over their nose and mouth while inside City buildings.
  • City staff must wear face coverings while serving the public and as otherwise provided in the City’s face covering policy.

In an effort to help spread the word about this new Burlington mask requirement, the Burlington Resource and Recovery Center has initiated the “Masks mean business!” messaging campaign to spread the following important information to our community:

  • Masks are required.
  • Wear a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Slow the spread to protect your family and your neighbors, and so BTV business can stay open.
  • Wear a mask to keep BTV running strong!

Hundreds of Burlington business and property owners already have received the following PDF poster reflecting this messaging. As per the Resolution, Burlington retailers must post signage at the entrance and at other appropriate locations stating that customers are required to wear face coverings by order of the Burlington City Council. We invite our community retailers to print this poster and display it prominently in their shops.

The BTV Community Mask Initiative has provided more than 20,000 masks to more than 80 community organizations, including to all essential workers and to every resident who requested one. Residents still in need of a mask should visit the Community Mask Initiative page of the RRC website to learn about mask pick-up times and locations.