City Council Resolution Requires Face Masks in Buildings Open to the Public
Beginning at 6 am on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, face masks are required to be worn in City-owned and operated buildings that are open to the public and while indoors in Public locations within the City of South Burlington. If you have questions, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (802)846-4107. Please do not contact the Police Department regarding the use of face masks, as they are not working to enforce compliance.
RESOLUTION AND RULE
REGARDING USE OF FACE COVERINGS WITHIN CITY OWNED BUILDINGS AND IN PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCESS WITHIN THE CITY OF SOUTH BURLINGTON
WHEREAS, on November 23, 2021, the Vermont Legislature enacted, and the Governor signed, Act 1 (S.1) relating to temporary municipal rules in response to Covid-19; and
WHEREAS, the City Council desires to enact and encourage measures that promote the public health, safety, and welfare of its residents to further the goal of slowing the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the authority granted under Act 1, the City Council desires to adopt a temporary rule requiring the use of face coverings within City owned and operated buildings that are open to the public and in place of public access within the City of South Burlington.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the South Burlington City Council hereby adopts a Rule, effective at 6:00 am on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, requiring all individuals in the City of South Burlington to wear a face covering that covers at least their mouth and nose within City owned and operated buildings that are open to the public and while indoors at locations that are open to the public in the City of South Burlington.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that face coverings are not required for children under two (2) years of age; a person with a disability who cannot wear a face covering or cannot safely wear a face covering for reasons related to their disability; a person for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by the workplace risk assessment; or any person while eating or drinking inside any establishment that serves food or beverage.
This Rule is in addition to all other ordinances and rules of the City of South Burlington and all applicable laws of the State of Vermont. All ordinances, rules, or parts of ordinances, rules, resolutions, regulations, or other documents inconsistent with the provisions of this Rule are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
If any section or provision of this Rule is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such finding shall not invalidate any other part of this Rule.
This Rule shall take effect at 6:00 am on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 and shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed 30 days following adoption. The City Council shall meet during the 30-day period in which this Rule is in effect and vote either to rescind this Rule or to extend it for an additional 30 days. Thereafter, the City Council shall meet at a minimum once every 30 days to reconsider this Rule, at which meeting the City Council shall vote either to rescind this Rule or to extend it for an additional 30-day period. The filing of a petition under 24 V.S.A. 1972 and 1973, shall not govern the taking effect of this Rule.
Dated at South Burlington, Vermont this 18th day of January, 2022.
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