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. 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. 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.

Popup testing is provided at no cost. When registering, you will be asked for health insurance information – but, it is not a requirement for testing, and you will not receive a bill or be charged a copay. The Vermont Department of Health encourages people to provide their insurance information when registering. Because the companies can be reimbursed for their charges, it offsets some costs to the state, allowing them to continue offering widespread testing.

Updated COVID-19 Testing Process

The State has transitioned to a new registration system. Online registration is HIGHLY encouraged to guarantee you have a slot and to ensure the State has all the correct information.  

To Register:

  • Create an account, CLICK HERE.  
  • You will need to verify your email and account (you will receive an email to verify).
  • Select the test site and date you would prefer, complete the registration questions and schedule an appointment.
  • You will receive an email confirming your appointment. 

Prefer to register by phone? Call 2-1-1 or 802-863-7240 for assistance.

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 active case map on the Cross-State Travel Information page to determine whether quarantine is necessary. Learn more about quarantine and testing on the Vermont Department of Health's Travel Page. The City of Burlington is offering a Supportive Quarantine program to assist individuals who are returning or moving to Burlington and residents who are asked to quarantine as part of a contact tracing effort related to a positive identification. 

Upcoming Popup 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 to set up an appointment. Some walk ins will be welcome. Locations, dates and times are subject to change as the Vermont Department of Health updates testing locations and plans. 

All popups will be operating from 9:00am-3:00pm 

October 20th - O'Brien Community Center, 32 Mallets Bay Ave, Winooski
October 21st - Essex Alliance, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex Junction
October 22nd - 666 Riverside Ave, Burlington
October 27th - O'Brien Community Center, 32 Mallets Bay Ave, Winooski
October 28th - Essex Alliance, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex Junction
October 29th - 666 Riverside Ave, Burlington

Interpreters will be available at the Riverside and O'Brien Center locations. The Vermont Department of Health will continue offering weekly appointments at the Department of Labor (63 Pearl St.) every Tuesday, by online reservation only. For a list of all upcoming locations throughout the state, CLICK HERE

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

Additional NON-HEALTH DEPARTMENT Testing Sites 

The Vermont Department of Health has a growing list of NON-HEALTH DEPARTMENT testing locations. See current offerings on their COVID-19 Testing Page