Covid 19

COVID-19 Testing Information

From the Vermont Department of Health: Vermont health officials are offering free COVID-19 testing at pop-up testing sites around the state for any Vermonter without symptoms. We welcome health care workers, first responders (EMS, fire, and law enforcement), child care providers, people returning to Vermont (on day 7 of their quarantine), and any other Vermonter without symptoms who wants to be tested. The clinics are part of the state’s efforts to ramp up testing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The test will tell you if you have a current infection. It is not a serology/antibody test, which means it will not tell you if you were infected in the past.

Prefer to register by phone? Call 2-1-1 for assistance

No referral from a health care provider is currently needed for the pop-up sites. Vermonters who do have symptoms, even if they are mild, should call their health care provider to be referred to a testing site.
Quarantine Guidance for People Coming to Vermont: The State of Vermont has determined that any county with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents is now eligible for quarantine-free leisure travel. Please refer to the State's current Cross-State Travel Information page to determine whether quarantine is necessary. If you are without COVID-19 symptoms at day 7 of your quarantine, you can be tested at one of the pop-up clinics being conducted around the state. If your test is negative, you can end your quarantine period, as long as you still have no symptoms. Learn more at The City of Burlington is offering a Supportive Quarantine Program to assist students returning to educational institutions; individuals who are returning or moving to Burlington for other reasons and residents who are asked to quarantine as part of a contact tracing effort related to a positive identification. 


Upcoming Testing Locations in Chittenden County:

Please note that the VDH is encouraging people who have internet access to make a reservation online, or to call 2-1-1 to set up an appointment. Some walk ups will be welcome. Locations, dates and times are subject to change as the Vermont Department of Health updates testing locations and plans. 

August 12th - Champlain Elementary School, Burlington 1:00pm-7:00pm online registration full
August 13th - Champlain Elementary School, Burlington 1:00pm-7:00pm online registration full
August 20th - O'Brien Community Center, Winooski 1:00pm-7:00pm online registration open 
August 25th - Essex Alliance, Essex 9:00am-3:00pm
August 27th - 666 Riverside Ave, Burlington 1:00pm-7:00pm

The Vermont Department of Health also offers testing by online reservation every Tuesday at their District Offices – please visit HERE to check for updates and openings.

To be notified of when the Vermont Department of Health adds new popup testing sites, SIGN UP HERE to receive email notifications.   

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 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily (operating hours as of July 28th). No appointment is needed. 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.