Governor Phil Scott announced a series of COVID-19 testing clinics providing access to rapid tests across Vermont. 10,000 rapid LAMP tests and 60,000 at-home rapid antigen tests will be distributed through a combination of testing sites and community organizations.
Additionally, more than 60,000 at-home antigen tests will be handed out on a first come, first served basis on December 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30 at distribution sites across the state. Each kit handed out contains two tests. These tests are being offered through walk-ins only and will not appear in the testing registration system on the Department of Health website. All sites will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The number of tests and clinics has increased since they were initially announced at the Scott Administration’s weekly media briefing earlier today. Additional sites may be added and posted on the Department of Health website.
Additional tests are being distributed by partners to vulnerable populations, including to BIPOC Vermonters, individuals experiencing food insecurities, homelessness, and economic hardship.
Along with expanded testing sites, Governor Scott announced available vaccine clinics over the holiday season. Governor Scott, Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD and Human Services Secretary Mike Smith all emphasized at today’s press conference the importance of getting a booster shot as soon as possible. Vermonters should consider themselves fully protected against the virus if they have been vaccinated and received a booster shot. People are eligible for a boost shot if it has been more than 6 months since their second mRNA vaccine dose, or it’s been two months since their Johnson & Johnson shot.
Southern Vermont Public Testing Sites – Available December 23 and 24 & December 28, 29 and 30
Sites listed below will offer take-home antigen tests on a first come, first served basis.
Agency of Transportation, 359 Bowen Road
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., December 23, 24, 28, and 29
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
417 Canal Street
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., December 23 and 30
Agency of Transportation, 870 US Route 5
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., December 23, 24, 28 and 29
Vaccination Clinics Available:
Thursday, December 23
- Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington
- Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 53 Fairview Street, Brattleboro
Friday, December 24
- Deerfield Valley Rescue, 22 Stowe Hill Road, Wilmington
Thursday, December 30
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 53 Fairview Street, Brattleboro
Friday, December 31
- Bellows Falls Fire Department, 170 Rockingham Road, Bellows Falls