Love Vermont? We do too! To keep our state safe, healthy, and thriving, please wear a face mask or covering over your nose and mouth when you’re out and about. Masks are a simple and effective way to protect others around you as some people can have COVID-19 and not even know it.
Wearing a mask or face covering is a simple way to stop the spread of COVID-19—it also helps Vermonters get back to work, which helps keep our economy going. Face masks that cover your nose and mouth also protect others around you if you are infected with COVID-19 and don’t know it.
Not sure when to wear a mask?
Here are some tips:
When to Wear a Mask:
- Whenever you’re unable to always stay 6 feet apart from others who you don’t
- live with (for example, at work, riding the bus, on a ride share, or at school)
- On a busy and crowded street, trail, or bike path
- At home, if you have symptoms and you live with other people
- Going to the grocery store, pharmacy, doctor, or hospital
Never put a mask on a child under the age of 2, someone who needs help to remove the mask, someone who is in respiratory distress or unconscious. People who have trouble breathing, such as people with asthma, can wear a light-weight bandanna or cloth covering tied to be open at the bottom or face shield.
Thanks for doing your part and masking up! Get more mask tips at HealthVermont.gov/MasksOnVT
Nonprofit and Business Partners:
You can do your part, too. The State of Vermont has put together posters, social media graphics, and language for you to use to help spread the word!