Photo: Jenna Peterson // Many parks in Burlington, including Starr Farm Park, are cautioned taped to enforce their closures.
As of April 8, Chittenden County has 308 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths. The pandemic is leaving communities bare. Students are not in school, many adults are working from home, and businesses are closing. Burlington community members are coming together to recognize the people who are being impacted heavily by the virus right now. Below is a look into how the New North End of Burlington is being affected by COVID-19.
Photo: Jenna Peterson The North Avenue – Plattsburg Avenue intersection, usually bustling with cars, was found empty on a recent morning.
Photo: Jenna Peterson The Flynn Elementary School parking lot, always full on a weekday afternoon, is completely vacant.
Photo: Jenna Peterson C.P. Smith Elementary School has removed nets on their basketball hoops to discourage people from playing communal games.
Photo: Jenna Peterson Many Burlington businesses, like Chinese restaurant Hung Tao, have put signs on their doors to inform customers of closures.
Photo: Jenna Peterson The Flynn Elementary School playground remains absent of energetic kids on a weekday afternoon.
Photo: Jenna Peterson Burlington High School’s athletic complex is closed to the public to encourage social distancing.
Photo: Jenna Peterson Members of the community constructed a large “Thank You” message with space to write to the staff of the Birchwood Terrace nursing home. As of April 7, 22 staff and 24 patients have tested positive for COVID-19.
Photo: Enzo Boone A Burlington High School family painted signs to show support for people affected by the pandemic.
Photo: Jenna Peterson Members of the community wrote messages in chalk along the bike path to promote positivity and social distancing.