VDH COVID-19 Update: Dr Fauci to speak at governor's Tuesday briefing

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VDH COVID-19 Update: Dr Fauci to speak at governor's Tuesday briefing

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 6:19pm -- tim

Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

September 14, 2020

New information is in red and bold.

This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19

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Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 web and data pages
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Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, will speak at Governor Scott's Tuesday COVID-19 press briefing from 11 am to 11:30 am. The governor had teased last Friday that they hoped to have a VIP Tuesday and Twitter immediately speculated it was Dr Fauci. Vermonters can follow the briefing on YouTube HERE, or on all the local broadcast TV stations and VPR.

Looking for Vermont’s positivity rate? The percent of positive COVID-19 tests may indicate prevalence of the disease in the population. From Sept. 2 to Sept. 9, our percent positive rate was 0.4%. Learn more in the latest Weekly Summary of Vermont COVID-19 Data.

Data on how we measure our contact tracing efforts is now included as a regular part of the summary each week (last update September 11, 2020).

Case Information

Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on September 14, 2020

Description

 

Number

 

Total cases*

 

1,696

(12 new today, 28 since last Friday)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

1

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

2

 

Total people recovered

 

1,509

 

Deaths+

 

58

 

People tested

 

151,478

 

Travelers monitored

 

522

 

Contacts monitored

 

42

 

People completed monitoring

 

8,287

 

* 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 at the data dashboard: healthvermont.gov/currentactivity.

Guidance for Vermonters

Get the information you need at our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the hospital.

If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider.

Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet and wear a mask when near others.

Getting Tested for COVID-19

Anyone can get tested, but not everyone needs to get tested.

Talk with your health care provider If you think you should be tested for COVID-19.

If you don’t have a provider, dial 2-1-1, or contact the nearest federally qualified health center or one of Vermont's free & referral clinics.

Visit our testing web page for more guidance and where to get tested if you do need it.

Return to School Guidance

Schools: Strong and Healthy Start: Safety and Health Guidance for Vermont Schools

Mental Health: A Strong and Healthy Start: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Supports During COVID-19

Sports: Fall Sports Programs for the 2020-2021 School Year

Child care: Health Guidance for Child Care and Out of School Care

Find additional resources on our Schools, Colleges and Child Care Programs web page.

Traveler Information

Visit our Travel to Vermont web page for continually updated information and guidance, including about quarantine requirements, testing, and to sign up with Sara Alert for symptom check reminders.  

Business Guidance

Visit the Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s website for “Work Safe” guidance.

Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental Health

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

Get self-help tips and connect to mental health services at COVID Support VT.

See ways for Coping with Stress.

For more information: