COVID-19 City Updates

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. The health and safety of our employees and the public is our top priority. We are continuing to employ measures to help limit exposure and spread. We are updating this page regularly to keep you current on our operations.

MUNICIPAL FACILITIES & DEPARTMENTS
While we continue to provide services, the following facilities may have modified access.

POLICE DEPARTMENT
The front vesitbule of police headquarters is open to allow visitors to access dispatch via the phone. All community meeting rooms are closed in the building. The Community Justice Center is closed, however the parallel justice services are being maintained.

FIRE DEPARTMENT
If you have business with the South Burlington Fire Department Fire Marshal, Electrical Inspector or ambulance billing, please utilize the lobby phone and you will be assisted accordingly. Public Access into the firehouse is closed.

If you call 911, you will be asked if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

LIBRARY
The Library is currently open to the public. (Hours are: Mon-Thurs 10am - 7pm, Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 2pm). Masks are required within the facility.
Please visit their website here for more information. 

PUBLIC WORKS
The building at 104 Landfill Road is closed to the public. All permits are available online at http://www.southburlingtonvt.gov/departments/public_works/forms.php

CITY HALL    
Now located at 180 Market Street, City Hall is open to the public (Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30pm). Masks are required inside the building.

CITY CLERK   
Now located at 180 Market Street, the City Clerk's Office is open to the public (Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30pm). Masks are required inside the office.
For more information on remote services, visit here.

PLANNING & ZONING  
Now located at 180 Market Street, City Hall is open to the public (Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30pm). Masks are required.
You may access most files electronically. See database
Access Frequently Asked Questions and more info.

RECREATION & PARKS
The department is now located at 180 Market Street. Masks are encouraged in the building. 


RESOURCES 

We are continuing to monitor state and national resources such as the Vermont Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control for COVID-19 guidance. 

BUSINESS RESOURCES
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce – Coronavirus Resource Guide
COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Businesses – State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act – State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
State of Vermont Critical Business List (PDF)

EMPLOYMENT/HEALTH RESOURCES 
VT Dept. of Labor – Unemployment Insurance Benefits - If your employment has been impacted as a result of COVID-19 you may be eligible for benefits.
Dept. of VT Health Access – Health Insurance and Medicaid Benefit Info
Social Security Office - Local offices are closed to in-person meetings. Press release about current situation.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Volunteer Opportunities – Help Support Vermonters Affected by COVID-19
Neighborly Best Practices for Helping During COVID-19
Visit Vermont211.org or Dial 2-1-1 to be directed to Info & Referrals (I&R)  
Information for new American communities about COVID-19.

CHILDREN / FOOD / FAMILY RESOURCES
Childcare for Essential Persons – Childcare is available for those who have been deemed essential to the COVID-19 response. Workers in critical businesses and whom are working out of the home and do not have other options are eligible for child care.
WIC gives access to healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and more. If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a parent with a child under five, check if you qualify for WIC.
3SquaresVT (known nationally as SNAP) - A state food assistance program based on income.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
First Call For Chittenden County - Phone: 802-488-7777 : Serving clients and the community regardless of age or diagnosis. Trained staff is available 24/7/365, regardless of the type of service. Call for phone support, crisis intervention and assessment, referrals to appropriate services, and connection to follow-up care. We will collaborate with emergency responders during a crisis as needed.

SOUTH BURLINGTON FOOD SHELF
Donations are accepted any time they are open and on Thursdays- 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Regular hours:
Thursday- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Friday 8 am – 10 am, Saturday- 8 am – 10 am
356 Dorset Street, South Burlington
Contact information- southburlingtonfoodshelf@gmail.com
Phone- 802-858-5267

AGE WELL
Age Well is the leading experts and advocates for the aging population of Northwestern Vermont. Contact them to volunteer to be a Meals on Wheels Driver. They are always in need of volunteers.
More Info
AgeWellVT.org
Erica Marks, Director of Volunteer Services: 802-662-5249 / emarks@agewellvt.org.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

In person public meetings have resumed. Some are also being held in a hybrid model. Please review the details of each meeting to learn about the options. You can check out the City's calendar to see a current list of meetings. You can also view all agendas and meeting minutes here. 

Our Emergency Operations team continues to meet regularly to assess the current situation and make applicable decisions. Please be aware that changes may be made at any time

We will continue to update our this page and social media, as new information is available. 

Last updated August 6, 2021.