On May 13, 2020

Pop-up Covid-19 testing sites open for asymptomatic frontline workers and returning Vermonters

Anyone with even mild symptoms is encouraged to contact a health care provider, to get tested

WHITE RIVER JCT—Vermont health officials announced three pop-up testing sites will open this week for Covid-19 specimen collection, including one locally at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Jct. Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Over the weekend, a pop-up testing site in Colchester collected 138 specimens.

The pop-up testing sites are for asymptomatic health care workers, first responders (EMS, fire, and law enforcement), and child care providers currently serving essential workers. People who are returning to the state, and who will be at day 7 or later in their quarantine period, can also be tested. These include people returning from wintering out of state, college students, and people who are coming to stay in their second homes.

To make an appointment for one of the pop-up sites, health care workers, first responders child care providers and returning Vermonters should visit: humanresources.vermont.gov/popups.

Other site include Tuesday, May 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bennington College and Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Brattleboro Union High School

The Health Department and the state’s enhanced testing and contact tracing task group have been organizing these events with support from the Vermont National Guard and EMS agencies. Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., said the state has plenty of supplies to meet the goal set by Governor Phil Scott to conduct 1,000 tests per day.

The pop-up sites are not open to the general public. The Health Department encourages all Vermonters with symptoms – no matter how mild – to contact their regular primary care provider to get referred to a nearby testing site.

People who do not have a health care provider can call 2-1-1 to be connected with a local community or hospital-connected clinic for referral to a test site.

For up-to-date information and guidance visit : healthvermont.gov/Covid19.

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