Covid 19

Update #68: Announcing the formal closure of the Winooski-Burlington outbreak and lessons learned, Plant for the People update, + more

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Today’s briefing includes an announcement that the outbreak in Winooski and Burlington that began in early June is now formally closed. This is thanks to the work of the Department of Health, cities of Burlington and Winooski, critical partners including USCRI-VT and AALV-VT, and above all, commitment of the people of Burlington and Winooski who took action to get tested, quarantine, isolate, wear masks, and support their neighbors. Thank you. This briefing discusses this outbreak in more detail, including the strategies used to successfully contain it and lessons learned for the future.

Watch the full briefing in the video below, and join us live every Wednesday at 2:00 pm for the latest updates in the City's response to COVID-19. There are three ways to watch these updates live: 1) through Facebook Live, 2) through Zoom webinar at this link:, or 3) by phone using this number: (929) 205-6099, webinar ID: 981 431 445. Thanks to CCTV Channel 17, these briefings also are available to watch on Channel 317 and the Channel 17 YouTube page.

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