State health officials announced Tuesday that Vermonters who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 can be tested for the virus at one of the pop-up testing sites around the state. Initially, the clinics were only open to essential workers.
Eleven sites are currently scheduled to collect specimens from asymptomatic Vermonters, health care workers, first responders (EMS, fire, and law enforcement), child care providers currently serving essential workers, and people returning to Vermont, such as college students, people who winter out of state and second home owners.
The state's goal is to test 1,000 Vermonters every day.
“We are expanding our testing capability quite aggressively. Our objective is everyone who wants a test, gets a test," said Secretary of Human Services Mike Smith. He said 794 people were tested on Tuesday.
All clinics operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment. To schedule an appointment online for the site near you visit: humanresources.vermont.gov/popups.
Thursday, May 14
Brattleboro ─ Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd.
Saturday, May 16
White River Jct. ─ Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Ln.
Colchester ─ Vermont Public Health Laboratory, 359 South Park Drive
Monday, May 18
Rutland ─ Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Rd.
Tuesday, May 19
Barre ─ Barre Memorial Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill
Wednesday, May 20
Middlebury ─ American Legion Post 27-49, 49 Wilson Rd.
St. Albans ─ Collins Perley Sports Complex, 890 Fairfax Rd.
Thursday, May 21
Newport ─ North Country Union High School, 209 Veterans Ave.
Friday, May 22
Springfield ─ (location to be confirmed)
Friday, May 22
Morrisville ─ Capstone Community Action, 250 Industrial Park, Morristown
Saturday, May 23
St. Johnsbury ─ Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Rd., Lyndonville
Vermonters with symptoms—no matter how mild—should contact their health 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 for staying healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19 go to: healthvermont.gov/covid19.