The Vermont Department of Health reported one new Covid-19 case on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total caseload in the state to 927. The state has conducted 21,262 Covid-19 tests since the crisis began. No new deaths were reported today.
Vermont health officials announced they are offering free Covid-19 testing at pop-up testing sites around the state for any Vermonters without symptoms. 256 people had specimens collected for testing at a pop-up site in Bennington on Tuesday. The clinics are part of the state’s efforts to ramp up testing and prevent the spread of Covid-19. The test will show current infections, but it is not a serology/antibody test, which means it will not show past infections.
The clinics will be held from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Brattleboro Union High School on Thursday, May 14, at Upper Valley Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 16, and at the Vermont Public Health Laboratory on Saturday, May 16. Additional sites are planned, with details to come.
The department of health also said that returning Vermonters, including those who spend winter outside of Vermont, second home owners and college students, are still required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Those who have not shown any Covid-19 symptoms at day seven of quarantine can be tested at one of the pop-up clinics being conducted around the state, and those who test negative can end their quarantine period, as long as they still have no symptoms.
The health department’s full report for today is here.
— Sarah Asch