Daily Testing Available and Encouraged in Winooski
The City of Winooski has partnered with the Vermont Department of Health and CIC Health to provide daily on-going COVID-19 testing in Winooski at the O’Brien Community Center (32 Malletts Bay Ave). Register for any time listed below at vermont.force.com/events/s/selfregistration (walk-ups are also welcome).
April 2021 Testing Availability:
For full details on testing and to view other testing locations in Vermont, please visit https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing.
Governor Phil Scott Details Vaccination Timeline for All Age Bands
On 3.19.21, Governor Phil Scott laid out the projected timeline for all remaining age bands, which will govern the state’s vaccination distribution process moving forward. Based on the supply assurances from the federal government, the state aims to have all Vermonters who can be vaccinated to be fully immunized by the end of June. Starting Thursday, March 25 at 8:15 AM, registration for vaccination appointments will open to those 60 years old and older. These newly eligible Vermonters can register online at healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine or by calling 855 722 7878. All Vermonters are encouraged to create an account ahead of time by going to healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine.
The remaining age bands will become eligible for registration on the following timeline:
“Our age banding approach has allowed us to first protect those at greatest risk of hospitalization and death, which is our top priority, and our approach has been effective. In fact, while we have one of the oldest populations in the country, we have among the highest percentage of people age 65 and older vaccinated,” said Governor Scott. “We continue to believe age banding is the most effective and fastest way to reach all Vermonters who want a vaccine.”
“To really find our way out of this pandemic, along with registering for vaccination as soon as your age band opens, we must all continue to follow the very simple, but critically important guidance of masks, distancing and cautious travel,” said Dr. Levine. “This is the only way to stay ahead in the race. Through prevention, testing and vaccination, we can achieve a level of community immunity that will bring us out of this pandemic. We can cross the ‘public health finish line’ sooner, together.”
Read the full press release.
BIPOC COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
(Updated 3.31.21) Beginning April 1, 2021, ALL members of the Vermont BIPOC community 16 years of age and older – as well as their family members – will now be eligible for vaccination. They can make an appointment online at healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine or by calling 855 722 7878. Registrants would state they identify as BIPOC. These Vermonters can also register through one of the community clinics developed with our partners around the state.
New Videos from the Vermont Multilingual Coronavirus Task Force
The Vermont Multilingual Coronavirus Task Force has added new informational videos in Arabic, Burmese, French, Kirundi, Maay Maay, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, and Swahili. Click here to view and share these videos.
“Be Smart, Stay Safe” Order Update
On 3.19.21, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development released an update on the “Be Smart, Stay Safe” Order. Please see the full update for details: https://accd.vermont.gov/news/update-new-work-safe-additions-be-smart-stay-safe-order
Press Release: Governor Phil Scott, Administration Officials Hear from Vermont Youth on Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Remote Learning, and more.
In an effort to provide an outlet for Vermont youth to share their pandemic experiences, Governor Phil Scott, the Vermont Department of Mental Health and Vermont Afterschool today held a virtual youth summit. Read the full press release.