Burlington To Distribute More Free Masks | WAMC

Burlington To Distribute More Free Masks

Feb 10, 2021

At the beginning of the pandemic, Burlington, Vermont officials distributed free masks to residents to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Now, the city plans to give out more.


As COVID-19 variants spread across the country the CDC is recommending people wear high quality and multi-layered masks.  

While not yet detected in Vermont, Mayor Miro Weinberger expects variants to appear.  When the pandemic began the city distributed 26-thousand reusable masks and he said they have obtained another 3-thousand.  “We are prioritizing essential workers in the distribution of these masks.”

Burlington is monitoring wastewater for the COVID-19 virus or any variants.