Vermont to offer free COVID-19 tests to all residents

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Vermonters without symptoms of COVID-19 will now be able to get tested for free at pop-up clinics across the state.

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The announcement came Tuesday in a daily update from the Vermont Department of Health.

"We welcome health care workers, first responders (EMS, fire, and law enforcement), child care providers, people returning to Vermont (on day 7 of their quarantine), and any other Vermonter without symptoms who wants to be tested," the news release stated.

Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine said in a news conference on Monday that the state had the capacity to conduct 1,000 COVID-19 tests per day.

Prior to this week, the Health Department had begun to offer testing to people with the most mild symptoms, including children.  

Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

No referral from a medical professional or health care provider is needed for the new pop-up clinics, however Vermonters with mild or acute symptoms are still being asked to call their primary care doctor or 2-1-1. 

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Vermonters are being asked to register ahead of time for clinics via the Department of Human Resource's website. The link can be found here.

The clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across the state:

Thursday, May 14

  • Brattleboro ─ Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd.

Saturday, May 16

  • White River Jct. ─ Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Ln.

  • Colchester ─ Vermont Public Health Laboratory, 359 South Park Drive

Monday, May 18

  • Rutland ─ Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Rd.

Tuesday, May 19

  • Barre ─ Barre Memorial Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill

Wednesday, May 20

  • Middlebury ─ American Legion Post 27-49, 49 Wilson Rd.

  • St. Albans ─ Collins Perley Sports Complex, 890 Fairfax Rd.

Thursday, May 21

  • Newport ─ North Country Union High School, 209 Veterans Ave.

Friday, May 22

  • Springfield ─ (location to be confirmed)

  • Morrisville ─ Capstone Community Action, 250 Industrial Park, Morristown

Saturday, May 23

  • St. Johnsbury ─ Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Rd., Lyndonville


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