VDH COVID-19 Update: 7 new cases, 3 hospitalized, stay safe precautions

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VDH COVID-19 Update: 7 new cases, 3 hospitalized, stay safe precautions

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 5:54pm -- tim

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Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

June 25, 2020

New information is in red

Find this update at healthvermont.gov/covid19 by clickingthe “See the Latest Update” button.

Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s updated COVID-19 web and data pages healthvermont.gov/covid19.

Do Your Part to Stop COVID-19 Spread

As more of us are outside, being active, seeing family and friends, gathering in groups at events like barbecues or on the lake, health officials are reminding Vermonters the risk of transmission does increase.

Please enjoy these summer activities, but make sure you understand the level of risk for you. See tips to Safely Reconnect With Friends and Family.

The new coronavirus may be circulating at low levels in our state, but it’s still here. By taking the proper precautions, we can help protect one another by:

  • Wear face coverings around others if you can
  • Keep 6-feet apart
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Stay home when you’re sick

Thank you, Vermonters, for doing your part.

Safe Workplace Guidance

See new guidance for employers on what to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19, based on Centers for Disease Control recommendations. Employers can learn how to support employees who need to stay home from work and protect others from getting sick.

Be Counted in the 2020 Census

Governor Phil Scott is urging Vermonters to complete the 2020 Census. Only about half of all Vermonters have responded so far — one of the lowest response rates in the country, he said. Getting an accurate count of Vermont residents is critical to helping ensure we get federal funds allocated in part on population and demographics – funding needed for infrastructure, school lunches, hospitals and more.

Be counted today — it's quick and easy. Go to 2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020.

Protest Safely and Get Tested

We support Vermonters engaging in peaceful protests and other civic activities to make their voices heard. Please remember that large gatherings do pose a greater risk for virus exposure.

So please follow universal precautions when you are out – wear a face covering or mask if you can when near others, maintain 6-foot distance, and if you're sick, find actions to make yourself heard from home.

We encourage anyone who is participating in a public action to get tested for COVID-19. Find a pop-up test site near you by visiting humanresources.vermont.gov/popups.

Case Information

Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on June 25, 2020

Total cases*

 

1,191
(7 new)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

3

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

12

 

Total people recovered

 

938

 

Deaths+

 

56

 

People tested

 

60,709

 

People being monitored

 

1,307

 

People completed monitoring

 

1,329

 

*Includes testing conducted at the Health Department Laboratory, commercial labs and other public health labs.

+Death occurring in persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending. 

Hospitalization data is provided by the Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is based on hospitals updating this information.

Find more information on the data dashboard at healthvermont.gov/currentactivity.

COVID-19 Pop-Up Test Sites

Health Department is continuing to open pop-up sites throughout the state for people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested for the virus.

Sites are currently scheduled through July. All clinics operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Find locations and make an appointment at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups. If you do not have access to the internet, you can call 2-1-1 or 802-828-2828 for assistance.

Guidance for Vermonters

Traveler Information

Get the latest info about travel to Vermont, including for quarantining and testing.

Anyone coming to Vermont is strongly encouraged to sign up for Sara Alert daily symptom check reminders.

Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental Health

Concerns about our health and finances during the pandemic, and the unsettled state of national affairs, has left many of us feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs emotional support, help is available 24/7:

For more information:

Media Contact:

CV19media@vermont.gov

Information for the public can be found at https://healthvermont.gov/covid19