Free COVID-19 Testing Available!
For Vermonters who have no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, the Vermont Health Department is offering free testing at various sites. The closest testing site to Plainfield is in Barre on July 30. Testing is also available in St. Johnsbury (July 29) and Hyde Park (July 29). You must register on the State of Vermont's COVID-19 Testing Events page for this free COVID-19 testing. You can get tested on short notice—even the same day if they have openings. If the schedule is full, you can ask to be put on a backup list. Those bringing a minor child must also bring a consent form.
To protect those who are not infected with COVID-19, anyone with symptoms should still contact their health care providers to obtain a referral for a COVID-19 test. If you do have COVID-19 symptoms, testing is also available at the Central Vermont Medical Center. Call CVMC at 802-371-5310 to speak to a COVID-19 screener, or ask your health provider to request a COVID-19 test for you. You can also call 211 for more information.
Below are links to the Vermont Health Department, the Center for Disease Control, and other sources of information. The Vermont Health Department instructs us to wear a cloth mask when leaving home, and gives details about quarantine requirements for those coming to Vermont. Information and guidance change as more is learned about COVID-19.
To stay current with changing information, check these sources often!
We can't be reminded enough to wash our hands and not touch our faces. Do you remember to wash under your fingernails?
How hard is it to keep from transmitting disease?
If you are able, be sure to check in with your neighbors to see if they need anything. COVID-19 is a call to come together to help and care for each. As always, if you're healthy, practice self-care so you stay that way by boosting your immune system in ways that work for you.