COVID-19 Update: A Message from Anna T. Noonan, President and COO, to the Community

Release Date: 
November 11, 2020

Dear Central Vermont Community Members,

Our community prevalence of Covid-19 is rapidly increasing in our area.

In response, Central Vermont Medical Center is doubling the number of daily Covid-19 tests we are offering for the foreseeable future. Increased testing allows for better tracking of the disease’s prevalence and allows for informed action to protect family and friends.

COVID Prevalence Map of Vermont and Surrounding Area

COVID Prevalence Map of Vermont and Surrounding Area

Those with Covid-19 symptoms should contact the CVMC Covid-19 Hotline to determine if a test is needed. The number is: 

Mon-Fri from 8 am - 5 pm and Sat/Sun from 8 am - 1 pm

New Visitation Restrictions

Due to increased prevalence of the virus in our community, we will be restricting visitation to our facilities, with limited exceptions, beginning Thursday. You may read the full visitation policy and its exceptions here.

This visitation restriction is an essential step in keeping our patients, Woodridge residents, and care team safe as Covid prevalence increases throughout the state.

Slow the Spread: What You Can Do To Help

The Vermont Department of Health has identified that small gatherings are currently contributing to the spread of Covid-19.

As the holidays approach, family traditions that involve travel, celebrations, and gatherings become more common. This year, we encourage everyone to consider modifying those traditions to be Covid-safe by:

  • Wearing a mask indoors when you are with people you don’t live with or outside when you cannot always keep six feet apart. Vermont requires masks be worn in public spaces.
  • Keeping your social circle small and avoiding social gatherings.
  • Staying at least six feet apart from people you do not live with.
  • Washing your hands frequently.
  • Not sharing food or beverages.
  • Observing Governor Scott’s travel order, which now requires those returning or traveling to Vermont to quarantine for 14 days.

I want to thank everyone for doing your part to keep us safe now and throughout the holiday season.

With Gratitude,

Anna Tempesta Noonan, RN, BSN, MS
President and Chief Operating Officer
Central Vermont Medical Center