COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19 is a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus first discovered in 2019. The virus spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by other people or land on their eyes, noses, or mouth. In some circumstances, they may contaminate surfaces they touch.

In this section, learn more about COVID-19 in Vermont, how to prevent getting sick, symptoms and treatment, and how to get tested or vaccinated.

In This Section

Everyone 6 months of age and older is eligible to get a vaccine. Find out where to get vaccinated, see dosage recommendations, and find resources if you need assistance.

Find up-to-date information on the statewide community level, hospitalizations, emergency visits, wastewater monitoring, case counts, outbreaks, vaccination rates, and more. Data and reports are updated on Wednesdays.

To protect yourself and others, stay up to date on vaccines, stay home when sick, get tested when needed, consider when to wear a mask, and take considerations for people with medical certain conditions.

Find out when and how to get tested, how to report results, and learn about the different types of tests available.

Learn what to do if you have symptoms or test positive and read the guidance for close contacts.

What to do if you suspect a patient has COVID-19 and find links to topics like alerts and advisories, infectious disease reporting, the pulse oximeter program, test kits and results, the PPE and test kit request form, and more.

Health care professionals can find information and resources on the various therapeutic options available for patients and how to order them.

Keep your facility safe and get guidance on topics like visitors, PPE and infection control, isolation and quarantine for residents and staff, testing, and more.