Covid 19

Supportive Quarantine Pilot Program

The City of Burlington has organized a supportive quarantine pilot program for the following individuals coming to Burlington while the Governor’s quarantine order remains in effect:

  • Students returning to the University of Vermont (UVM), Champlain College, and other institutions;
  • Individuals who are returning or moving to Burlington for other reasons; and
  • Residents who are asked to quarantine as part of a contact tracing effort related to a positive identification.

UVM and Champlain College both are sending a letter from Mayor Weinberger to their full student bodies in which the Mayor:

  • Welcomes the students back to Burlington;
  • Informs the students that they are expected both to comply with the Governor’s order and to register with the City’s supportive quarantine pilot program; and
  • Calls for the students' partnership in this effort that relies on all of us.

View the Mayor's briefing at which the Mayor and UVM President Suresh Garimella announced this joint plan.

Individuals coming to or back to Burlington must register below for supportive quarantine.

Supportive Quarantine Pledge

By registering for this program, individuals are taking the following pledge:

  • I pledge to comply with the Vermont Governor’s quarantine order, and recognize that my actions will help prevent the further spread of the deadly coronavirus and directly contribute to the health and well-being of the Burlington community.
  • I pledge to tolerate the inconveniences of a maximum 14-day quarantine, and to seek assistance from friends, family, and/or the City of Burlington for needs that otherwise would cause me to leave my home.
  • I pledge that I understand we are all in this together and that I am being called upon to support an effort larger than providing for only myself that will help fight coronavirus, save lives, and help keep our local businesses operational.

Components of the Supportive Quarantine Pilot Program

Those who register will receive during the time of their quarantine the following support:

  • Daily check-in call from a City representative to determine whether the quarantined individual has emergent needs that must be addressed during the quarantine, including picking up medical prescriptions or groceries, assisting with unemployment insurance benefits, or helping in other ways when friends or family are unable to assist.
  • Move-in care package including local goods, two reusable cloth masks, hand sanitizer, and information on local resources.
  • Gift card to a local restaurant for delivery (following 4 days of quarantine).
  • Fletcher Free Library card to access the Library’s substantial collection of online services.
  • Information about and assistance in accessing available testing services
    • For UVM students, this would include testing offered by the State of Vermont through UVM.
    • Subject to State guidance in place at the time, a negative COVID-19 test on Day 7 of quarantine may eliminate the need for further quarantine.
  • Information on how to access the SARA (Situational Awareness and Response Assistant) Alert System to relay quarantine information to the State.

Register for the Supportive Quarantine Program

To register for the City of Burlington's supportive quarantine pilot program, please complete this form starting with your name. (You do not need to fill in the Description field.)