Health Commissioner Mark Levine said Vermonters should be wise about holiday travel and check the state’s travel map — “based on what we just looked at, you will most likely have to quarantine upon your return,” he said.
Also Monday, the Montpelier-Roxbury School District reported four new cases of the virus at Union Elementary School in Montpelier. The new cases are all in the same classroom as the two cases reported by the school last week.
The state is stockpiling most of the tests. Nursing homes have been hesitant to roll them out as well.
Health officials say there is no wider community spread, though those infected were also present at one college, three K-12 schools and five workplaces.
Officials say it’s common for shortages to occur during the initial rush by people to get vaccinated.
The new location will offer same-day and two-day turnaround results. But the tests won’t let travelers forgo a seven-day quarantine.
Concerns about the rising case count from an Addison County outbreak was the central reason Vermont’s Covid rating moved from “green,” or good, to “yellow.”
The Green Mountain Care Board isn’t factoring affordability in their decision-making process, according to the State Auditor’s Office.
Only two people at a time can visit and must follow strict guidelines.
Officials also announced Tuesday that positive cases have been reported at five schools.
Hospitals are training locals to stem the state’s nursing shortage, as prices for travelers rise during the pandemic.
Shifting nursing home restrictions create “an emotional roller coaster” for those who want to be involved with their loved one’s care.
If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act, health care will become more expensive for tens of thousands of Vermonters.
The spread of the virus grounded some F-35 flights over the last two weeks.