The new site at Landmark College opened Sunday as the state tries to isolate people who have contracted the illness and prevent it from spreading.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine said patients showing mild or moderate symptoms ‘will have more opportunity to be tested now.’
Gov. Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine announced the two deaths during a press conference Thursday evening.
Epidemiologists say lack of testing means the highly contagious virus is spreading among asymptomatic people in the community.
Scott and other administration officials delivered their latest update on the state’s coronavirus response during a press conference Wednesday.
The state had confirmed eight cases as of Sunday evening. That number increased by four overnight and now has grown by an additional four.
All schools are shut down from Wednesday through April 6. Students are not required to attend Monday or Tuesday if districts elect to stay open.
The Health Commissioner and a Vermont NEA official says it’s not a question of if schools are going to close, but when.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine told legislators that the closure of schools in Vermont is ‘not an if, it’s a when.’
The governor made the announcement at a press conference late Friday afternoon.
The panel unanimously passed the bill, H.162, which would decriminalized small amounts of the opioid treatment drug, after it stalled for a year. It now heads to the House floor.
An older adult from the Bennington area is receiving treatment for the new coronavirus at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
Vermont officials are seeking to contain the spread of the illness by identifying people who came into contact with a N.H. resident who was exposed to the virus.
There have been no cases of coronavirus confirmed in Vermont, but as the worldwide risk of the virus was upgraded, state officials are preparing for its arrival.