The state is stockpiling most of the tests. Nursing homes have been hesitant to roll them out as well.
Officials also announced Tuesday that positive cases have been reported at five schools.
At his Friday press conference, the governor and administration officials also gave updates on K-12 schools the upward trend in cases in the Northeast.
At his press briefing Friday, Gov. Phil Scott also said he supports the continued closure of the Canadian border and called the presidential debate earlier this week “a low moment in our history.”
Three of the five confirmed cases were Vermonters, while the others were New Yorkers. More than 80 people who attended the event got a message from the Department of Health about the cases.
The district is moving ‘aggressively’ to find a new building by January, Superintendent Tom Flanagan said Tuesday. But parents and teachers still want answers about the one they’ll leave behind.
Vermont has had only four positive cases of Covid-19 in schools since classes began on Sept. 8. Those few cases serve as evidence that the systems in place appear to be working.
The governor cited comments this week from Dr. Anthony Fauci in justifying his latest turn opening Vermont’s economic spigot.
Levine has led the way in Vermont’s Covid response with a data-driven approach and a focus on public health basics: wash your hands, wear a mask, stay home when sick.
After 14 people tested positive for Covid-19, state officials are working to track down everyone who came in contact with guests at a private party at Summit Lodge.
About 40 people attended the event at Summit Lodge, according to a press release from the Vermont Department of Health.
Testing protocols have been at the very center of college reopening strategies around Vermont.
Commissioner Mark Levine said the department would decide in the coming weeks whether to mandate flu vaccines for school-age children.
Differing Covid tests in July led to conflicting results for 65 Vermonters. Quidel said the tests were accurate. Levine called the conclusion “inappropriate.”