COVID-19 Essential Information

INFORMATION AND RECOVERY:

COVID-19 TESTING EVENTS:  This is for asymptomatic people to sign up for a COVID-19 test to tell you if you currently have a COVID-19 infection. This is not a serology/antibody test, and will not tell you if you were sick with COVID-19 in the past. Please visit the Testing Registration website for more information.

Vermont 2-1-1 or Dial 211 for local resources

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For mental health crisis support:  Please call 802-488-7777 to speak with the trained, professional staff at First Call for Chittenden County 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  

  • Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Text MHA to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.  Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.
  • Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 for a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Please remember that during a medical emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.

First Call for Chittenden County 802-488-7777

Watch for symptoms:  If you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath, stay at home and contact your health care provider online or by phone.  

When to seek medical attention:  If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.  Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please visit the Vermont Department of Health website for more information about what to do if you are sick.

Symptoms of Coronavirus are fever, shortness of breath, cough
In an Emergency call 9-1-1

AVOID CORONAVIRUS SCAMS:

  • Don’t respond to texts, emails or calls about checks from the government. The details are still coming together.
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. There are no products proven to treat or prevent COVID-19 at this time.
  • Hang up on robocalls. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes.
  • Watch for emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO. Use sites like coronavirus.gov to get the latest information. And don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.
  • Do your homework when it comes to donations. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.

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