VDH COVID-19 Update: Zero new cases for first time in two weeks

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VDH COVID-19 Update: Zero new cases for first time in two weeks

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 5:42pm -- tim

Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

June 30, 2020

New information is in red.

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

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

Don’t Let Up on COVID-19 Prevention

As coronavirus cases surge in many U.S. states, burdening hospitals and halting re-opening plans, health officials are urging Vermonters to keep up their COVID-19 prevention efforts.

All our efforts and day-to day actions have been critical to slowing the virus’ spread. But our progress is fragile, and we all have an ongoing responsibility in keeping it from roaring back. Keep Vermont healthy and open by following four simple rules:

  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Wash your hands - a lot
  • Keep a physical distance of at least 6 feet
  • Wear a face mask when around others

No-Quarantine Travel to Vermont Expanded to More States

Effective July 1, people from low-risk counties in additional states can travel to Vermont without having to quarantine. The broader allowances are based on detailed modeling and analysis of health and population data. The additional states include Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.

Check the state/county travel map for more information

Protest Safely and Get Tested

We support Vermonters engaging in peaceful protests and other civic activities to make their voices heard. Please remember that virus transmission is a numbers game. The larger the crowd and the closer people are next to each other, the greater your risk of exposure.

So please always take the basic precautions when you are out – wear a mask if you can when near others, maintain a 6-foot distance, and if you're sick, find actions to make yourself heard from home.

Anyone who participates in a public action is also encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. Contact your primary care provider for a referral to testing at one of the many sites around the state. Or, find a pop-up test site near you at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups.
New on healthvermont.gov

The Data Dashboard now separates “People being monitored” into two categories: Travelers Monitored and Contacts Monitored.

“Travelers monitored” includes travelers who are being monitored in Sara Alert, which provides free daily symptom check reminders for 14 days while they are quarantining. People traveling to Vermont from out of state are strongly encouraged to enroll in Sara Alert.

“Contacts monitored” includes close contacts of those who have tested positive who are being monitored in Sara Alert. People who are identified as close contacts of people with COVID-19 are enrolled unless they opt out. Learn more about Sara Alert.

Case Information

Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on June 30, 2020

Description

 

Number

 

Total cases*

 

1,208

(0 new)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

2

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

14

 

Total people recovered

 

953

 

Deaths+

 

56

 

People tested

 

65,764

 

Travelers monitored

 

1,629

 

Contacts monitored

 

53

 

People completed monitoring

 

1,589

 

* 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.

Get Tested for COVID-19

Health care providers can refer people for testing to a number of sites throughout the state that are open daily. There are also a number of urgent care centers offering testing.

Additionally, the 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:

·         The state’s modeling: dfr.vermont.gov/about-us/covid-19/modeling.

Map of COVID-19 Cases by Town