VDH: Three additional deaths due to COVID for 291

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VDH chart until September 14 showing the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases since the Delta variant became prevalent in early summer.

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health on Tuesday reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 and three other deaths, which now stand at 291 statewide. There are 43 people hospitalized (up 5 from yesterday) and 9 in intensive care. Hospitalizations have remained relatively high and have slowly increased in recent days. Vermont has the highest vaccination rate and the lowest hospitalization rate in the United States.

Cases in children aged 5 to 14 continue to rise, as cases in the general Vermont population have declined (this age group is not yet available for vaccination, although they may soon become eligible. with the CDC).

Those who are fully vaccinated have seen case rates drop, while those who are eligible but not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated see case rates and hospitalizations continue to rise.

Today’s COVID-19 vaccination and case dashboards are below.

According to the VDH, there have so far been 51 hospitalizations and 18 deaths among the 1,906 cases of vaccine breakthrough.

Governor Scott has announced a series of walk-in vaccination clinics that will be open at schools and other sites across Vermont this week for anyone 12 years of age or older. See the full list below.

Simply meet there or visit www.healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine to make an appointment. You can also call 855-722-7878.

Social Services Secretary Mike Smith said there are still plenty of testing sites in the state, but urged people to make an appointment, preferably online, to avoid wait times.

The vaccination sites listed below also offer additional doses for those currently eligible based on guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some primary care providers and pharmacies also offer additional doses. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dr. Levine expects more information from the CDC on these “third doses” for the general population soon.


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Finance Commissioner Michael Pieciak said on Wednesday that the Delta variant, which caused the summer spike in COVID-19 cases, could be on its plateau. (See the complete modeling HERE)

Given the evidence from places like Israel, Delta begins to decline around nine weeks, which is where Vermont is now. The seven-day average suggests Vermont may soon see a drop in the number of cases.

School mask recommendations

COVID-19 prevention strategies for opening schools

Stay home in case of illness

School health personnel should use the COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients Flow Chart (Pre-K – Grade 12) Triage, Assessment, Tests, and Return to School in partnership with pediatric providers and families to guide medical decision making .

Sick students and staff should stay home. This is the most important prevention message.

All students and staff should stay home if they:

• Show symptoms of COVID-19;

• Have a fever (temperature over 100.4 ° F); Where

• Are currently in quarantine due to close contact with someone with COVID-19 or in isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19.

If symptoms start at school, the student or staff member should be sent home as soon as possible, and the individual should be isolated from other staff and students until they can return home. his home.

Masks

To give school districts time to calculate the percentage of currently eligible students who have received two doses of a two-dose vaccine, schools should require universal masking for all students and staff inside until October 4, 2021. Currently, all Vermonters aged 12 and over can be vaccinated.

After October 4, 2021, masks should no longer be mandatory for all people eligible for vaccination when the vaccination rate (two doses of a two-dose vaccine) among students is equal to or greater than 80% of the currently eligible population of the school.

Masks should be mandatory indoors for students under 12, who are not eligible to be vaccinated at this time.

Masks, if required, can be removed as needed for educational or operational purposes.

Masks are currently required for all passengers on buses in accordance with federal regulations, regardless of their age or vaccination status.

Masks should not be mandatory outdoors.

The guidelines will be updated as vaccine eligibility expands.

Surveillance tests and contact tracing

Supervision tests will be offered to schools for students and staff.

Schools should continue to participate in contact tracing, as requested by the Ministry of Health.

More information on what to do when there is a positive case of COVID-19 in PreK-12 schools, daycares, camps and after-school programs and contact tracing can be found on the site. Web of the Vermont Department of Health.

Vaccination clinics

Gov. Phil Scott also today announced a series of walk-in immunization clinics that will be open in schools and other locations across Vermont this week for anyone 12 years of age or older. Simply meet there or visit www.healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine to make an appointment. You can also call 855-722-7878.

The vaccination sites listed below also offer additional doses for those currently eligible based on guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some primary care providers and pharmacies also offer additional doses. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Here are the vaccination sites available this week:

Tuesday September 14

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services – Brattleboro, 51 Fairview Street, Brattleboro

Green Mountain Technology Center, 738 VT Route 15, Hyde Park

Wednesday September 15th

1311, chemin de la Barre-Montpelier, Berlin

Waterbury Ambulance, 1727 Guptil Road, Waterbury Center

Putney Fire Department, 14 Main Street, Putney

Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Road, Brattleboro

Oxbow High School, 36 Oxbow Drive, Bradford

Thursday September 16

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services – Springfield, 390 River Street, Springfield

Rutland District Office, 88 Merchants Row, Rutland

Free Fairfax Bellows Academy, 75 Hunt Street, Fairfax

South Burlington High School, 550 Dorset Street, South Burlington

Friday September 17th

1311, chemin de la Barre-Montpelier, Berlin

Waterbury Ambulance, 1727 Guptil Road, Waterbury Center

Blue Mountain High School, 2420 US Route 302, Wells River

Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Avenue, Middlebury

Saint Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury

Saturday, September 18

Bondville Exhibition Center, 350 VT Route 30, Winhall

Cars & Coffee, 155 Dorset Street, South Burlington

Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service / Garage Jay Town, 1375 Cross Road, Jay

Berlin Primary School, 372 Paine Turnpike Nord, Berlin

Richford High School, 1 Corliss Heights, Richford

Sunday, September 19

Crossett Brook Middle School, 5672 VT Route 100, Duxbury

Vergennes high school, 50 Monkton Road, Vergennes

Other ways to get your free vaccine:

Make an appointment for a free vaccine

You can also go to CVS, Hannaford Food and Drug, Walmart, Walgreens, Price Chopper / Market 32, Rite Aid, Shaw’s Supermarket or Costco or make an appointment with Kinney Drugs, CVS, Walgreens, NordfiOld pharmacy, or UVMMC Ambulatory Pharmacies.

Vaccination & COVID-19 dashboards


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