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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Wear a Mask or Face Covering in Winooski

Masks and Facial Coverings

The City of Winooski strongly encourages all of our residents and visitors to wear a mask or face covering when you’re not at home. This simple, thoughtful, and selfless act shows that you care about your neighbors. Governor Phil Scott and The Vermont Department of Health continue to ask all Vermonters to wear a mask or face covering whenever you are not at home. This includes inside any public building and outside whenever you are within 6’ of another person. 

Data shows that wearing a mask or face covering slows the spread of COVID-19, especially before a person has any symptoms. A mask or face covering protects other people around you.

“Wearing a mask to protect others shows strength, not weakness.  ‪Please continue to follow guidance from the Department of Health to help slow the spread. We’re still fighting this pandemic, and it takes all of us working together and caring for one another.” - Governor Phil Scott

Please see the following resources for mask and face covering guidance:

CDC Resources

Vermont Department of Health Documents and Signage

  • Face Coverings for Children

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, children ages 2 and older should wear a face covering in settings where they cannot keep a distance of 6 feet away from others. We can help children understand how to protect one another and make face coverings part of our daily routine so that play, learning, and other activities can be as safe as possible.

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  • Using Cloth Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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  • I’ll Protect You, You Protect Me

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Mask Signage for Reopening Businesses

The City of Winooski is recommending that any business following the State’s "Restart Vermont" guidelines use the following signage to avoid confusion regarding the use of masks and facial coverings:

Vermont Multilingual Task Force Videos

  • Masks: Why we Wear Them, How to Make/Take Care of Them

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Other Helpful Resources

Local Mask Making Initiative

The City of Winooski is partnering with Vermont Teddy Bear to support their goal of creating 125,000 cloth masks for Vermonters - we need your help! Volunteer Home Mask Makers are needed to make re-usable fabric masks. Vermont Teddy Bear will supply you with a kit of cut fabric and elastic, at-home makers will only need a sewing machine and thread. Once completed, volunteers can drop their sewn masks off in the book return at the Winooski Memorial Library. A portion of the donated masks will stay right here in Winooski to support our community! If you are interested in being a Volunteer Home Mask Maker, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Olivia Miller: / 802 655 1392 - please leave your name and contact information.

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