Testing Continues in Winooski for the Month of September
The Vermont Department of Health is providing COVID-19 testing in Winooski for the month of September. Registration is strongly recommended.
These pop-up tests are for people without symptoms. People with symptoms should call their doctors. The test will tell you if you have a current infection and is not a serology/antibody test. Children under the age of 12 months cannot be tested. There is no need to be tested unless you believe you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Testing is not prevention: getting a negative result does not mean you can ease up on the everyday actions that will prevent the virus from spreading. Continue to wear a mask or face covering when out in public, keep a safe distance from others, wash your hands often, and stay home when you’re not feeling well.
Testing is provided at no cost. When registering, you will be asked for insurance information – but, it is not a requirement for testing, and you will not receive a bill or be charged a copay. The Vermont Department of Health encourages people to provide their insurance information when registering. Because the companies can be reimbursed for their charges, it offsets some costs to the state, allowing us to continue offering widespread testing.
Testing is also available in Burlington and Essex. To learn more, visit https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-covid-19.
For registration help in English, call 802 828 2828 or 2-1-1. For registration help in other languages, Call 802 503 5402 or 802 355 0795. Interpreters will be provided at all Winooski events.
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Additional NON-HEALTH DEPARTMENT TESTING SITE: Walgreens at 9 Susie Wilson Road, Essex Junction, VT is conducting drive-thru COVID-19 PCR testing. Testing is available for individuals 18 years and older who are asymptomatic and meet CDC criteria. If you do not have health insurance there is a $15 fee. Hours of operation are 9 AM – 11:45 AM and 12:30 PM – 5 PM daily. The Walgreens in Essex is not currently accepting appointments online, and individuals will be screened and tested in the order they arrive during hours of operation. For more information, please call Walgreens at 802 872 1800.
Resources for Schools, Colleges and Universities
The Vermont Department of Health is regularly adding new resources to their website to help schools preparing to reopen. Visit their web page to see information for administrators, teachers and school nurses.
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