With the Vermont Department of Health reporting just two new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, Commissioner Mark Levine reiterated the need to keep vulnerable populations from being exposed to the novel coronavirus.
Physical distancing from others, wearing face coverings and handwashing continue to be essential, the health department said.
The health department reported a total of 25,733 tests administered, up 32 from yesterday. There have been no deaths reported from Covid-19 this week, with the total of 54 deaths the same as it was Sunday.
Two people are hospitalized with Covid-19 and 14 people are hospitalized with suspected but unconfirmed cases.
The health department will be holding more popup clinics where Vermonters who do not have symptoms of Covid-19 can be tested. Returning college students and second home owners can be tested as well, after a seven-day quarantine.
The last clinic of this week will be Saturday, May 23, in St. Johnsbury.
Next week clinics are: Tuesday in Essex and Springfield; Wednesday in Brattleboro, Morrisville, Rutland and Manchester; Thursday in Barre, St. Albans and Hartford; Friday in Middlebury, St. Johnsbury, Essex and Barre; and Saturday in Essex and Barre.
The following week, testing is available on Monday, June 1 in Bennington and Orleans; on Tuesday, June 2, in Essex and Springfield; on Wednesday, June 3, in Brattleboro, Morrisville and Rutland; on Thursday, June 4, in Barre, St. Albans and Hartford; and Friday, June 5, in Middlebury and St. Johnsbury.
Register for an appointment at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups.
— Cate Chant