VDH: COVID case rate remains high in new Surveillance Report

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VDH: COVID case rate remains high in new Surveillance Report

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 5:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The COVID-19 Surveillance Report focuses on the data and indicators most useful to help monitor and determine risk of COVID-19 in Vermont. It will be updated every Wednesday, summarized below. These weekly reports will replace the daily COVID-19 Case Dashboard. The final dashboard update was on May 18.

COVID-19 data sets will still be accessible through the Vermont Open Geodata Portal, including case counts, hospitalizations, deaths, PCR testing and more, also updated on Wednesdays. 

COVID-19 Surveillance Report May 18

  • Report Timeframe: May 8 to May 15, 2022
  • Statewide community levels: High. The daily rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 is above 200.
  • New COVID-19 admissions are above 10 per 100,000 per day, and the percent of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 is below 10%.
  • New daily COVID-19 cases, last 7 days: 371.00 per 100K
  • New daily COVID-19 admissions, last 7 days: 11.22 per 100K
  • Percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (7-day average): 5.27%

Syndromic Surveillance

Vermont is using the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE), which provides all individual emergency department visits from participating emergency departments1 to identify Emergency Department visits for COVID-Like Illness (CLI).

During this reporting period, between 5% and 6% of emergency visits in participating emergency departments have included COVID-like illness.

Wastewater Monitoring

In addition to Vermont’s National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) sites, the City of Burlington has been collecting samples in collaboration with the Health Department and research partners at the University of Vermont and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Burlington has been collecting data since August 2020, and reports on the 24-hour viral concentration (as genomes per liter) of SARS-CoV-2 ribonucleic acid (RNA) collected at the city’s three wastewater plants.

 

WHERE TO GET TESTED

Where to Get Tested

 

You can be tested at a Health Department testing site through the end of June, through your health care provider, or at many local pharmacies. People with or without symptoms can be tested at most testing locations.

Free take-home tests that give you rapid results are available at many Health Department testing sites! Testing is recommended for people with symptoms, and close contacts of someone with COVID-19 who are not up to date on vaccines. We encourage Vermonters to have home tests on hand, in case they develop symptoms.

When you make an appointment, you can choose from three types of tests:

  • Take-home antigen
  • Take-home LAMP (similar to PCR)
  • PCR

You can get up to four antigen test kits for each appointment (there are two tests per kit, for eight tests total), but only one LAMP per appointment.

You can choose a test type based on your own needs. Learn more about test types.

An antigen test can be used if you have symptoms or if you are a close contact, but be sure to take BOTH tests, at least 24 hours apart.

An antigen test should be used if you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, because the other test types could continue to be positive due to your previous infection.

A PCR test is needed if you are testing a child under age 2. Take-home LAMP and antigen tests are not approved for use in children under 2.

A PCR test will provide a lab result letter for travel or another reason.

Learn about what to do if you test positive

Please report your self-test results (positive or negative) to the Health Department using this online form, Vermont COVID-19 Self-Test Result Reporting Form. If there is an option to automatically report your results, you can use that.

This map includes Health Department and some other testing sites. You can also find testing at many pharmacies.

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FREE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TESTING

You can make an appointment (online, or call 802-863-7240) or just walk in. An appointment guarantees you a test. ASL interpretation is available by video at all Health Department testing sites.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT Use if you have had testing or a vaccine through the Health Department.

CHECK FOR RESULTS Log in after you get an email saying your results are ready.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT Use if you have never had a test or vaccine through the Health Department.

How to create an account

See frequently asked questions about Health Department testing
Learn about how to isolate and notify your close contacts if you test positive

Wondering about site closures? Site hours may change due to hazardous weather, staffing shortages and other factors. If you have an appointment that needs to be canceled, you will get an email. Closures will be noted on this webpage when timing allows.

ALL SITES - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Saturday, May 28 - Antigen and LAMP test kits only. No PCR tests available.
Sunday, May 29 - Antigen and LAMP test kits only. No PCR tests available.
Monday, May 30 - Normal availability of antigen, LAMP and PCR tests resumes.

Bennington
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (this site is not Health Department testing)
Gymnasium at former Southern Vermont College campus
981 Mansion Dr.
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
No appointment necessary. See details and download a consent form here: https://svhealthcare.org/COVID-19/testing
This site has PCR tests.

Berlin
1311 Barre-Montpelier Rd.
Mon, Thurs, Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tues 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed, Fri 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Brattleboro
417 Canal St.
Tues, Thurs 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Burlington
405 Pine St.
Mon, Tues, Fri  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed, Thurs 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Enosburg Falls
Cold Hollow Family Practice (this site is not Health Department testing)
84 Water Tower Rd. Fork Suite 1
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
For appointment for this site call: 802-933-6664
This site has PCR tests.

Fairlee
5445 Lake Morey Rd. E
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tues, Fri 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Glover
Glover Ambulance
48 County Rd.
Tues, Thurs 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Hardwick
Hardwick Fire Station
333 Wolcott St.
Mon 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Island Pond
Brighton Fire Department
102 Railroad St.
Thurs 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Johnson
62 Wilson Rd.
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Manchester
SVMC Northshire Campus (this site is not Health Department testing)
5957 Main St. - Route 7A
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This site has antigen and LAMP tests. NO PCR TESTS.
No appointment necessary.

Middlebury
1396 Route 7 South (Middlebury South Plaza)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tues, Thurs 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Montpelier
134 State St. (parking lot)
Thurs 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Morrisville
Copley Hospital (this site is not Health Department testing)
528 Washington Hwy
Mon – Fri 10:00 - 11:00 am, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00 - 11:00 am
For appointment for this site call: 802-888-8888
This site has PCR tests.

Morrisville
Lamoille Health Partners
609 Washington Highway
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed Saturday - Monday, May 28-30.
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Newport
Newport Ambulance Services
830 Union St.
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Newport
North Country Hospital
189 Prouty Dr.
Mon, Thurs 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tues 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
This site has PCR tests.

Northfield
31 Dog River Rd.
Mon 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Pownal
SVMC Pownal Campus (this site is not Health Department testing)
7237 Route 7
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This site has antigen and LAMP tests. NO PCR TESTS.
No appointment necessary.

Randolph
Gifford Medical Center (this site is not Health Department testing)
44 S Main St, South parking lot
Mon and Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
For appointment for this site call: 802-728-7000
This site has PCR tests.

Rutland
Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen St.
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 am and 4:00 pm - 5:10 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:50 am
This site has PCR tests.
Closing after Friday, June 3.

Rutland
Rutland Town Clerk Building
181 U.S. 4 Business
Mon and Wed 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
This site has antigen, LAMP and take-home, mail-in PCR tests.

Springfield
Springfield Health Center
51 Pearl St., Level 2
Mon, Tues, Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed Monday, May 30.

Starting June 1:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 am
This site has PCR tests.

St. Albans
Northwestern Medical Center (Valley Crossroads Building)
27 Fisher Pond Road (north side of the building)
Mon, Tues, Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed, Thurs 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

St. Johnsbury
Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice
161 Sherman Dr. (parking lot)
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tues, Thurs 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Waitsfield
Waitsfield United Church of Christ
4355 Main St.
Fri, Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Waterbury
1727 Guptil Rd.
Mon, Tues, Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thurs 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Wells River
65 Main St. N.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thurs 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Williamstown
249 Meadow St.
Wed 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

Wilmington
SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus (this site is not Health Department testing)
30 Route 100 South
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This site has antigen and LAMP tests. NO PCR TESTS.
No appointment necessary.

Windsor
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
289 County Road
Mon, Tues, Thurs 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm - Antigen and LAMP tests only.
Wed 8:50 am - 10:50 am Antigen, LAMP and PCR tests.
Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Antigen, LAMP and PCR tests.

Winooski
32 Mallets Bay Ave.
Mon, Wed, Fri 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
This site has antigen, PCR and LAMP tests.

If you need to cancel an appointment, please let us know so someone else can have your spot. 

To cancel:

  • call 802-863-7240 OR
  • log in and cancel OR
  • reply directly to your confirmation email

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