COVID-19 Updates and Information

Learn important information on how you can keep yourself healthy and support the medical community, and help us slow the spread of COVID-19.

FEELING UNWELL?

Remember, most cases of the flu or COVID-19 will be mild. Unless it is an emergency, ​if you have symptoms such as a fever, chills, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, new or unusual cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste/smell, please stay at home and call the CVMC COVID-19 hotline at 802-371-5310 (staffed Mon-Fri from 8 am to 5 pm, and Sat/Sun from 8 am to 1 pm).

Before visiting any of our locations, please call ahead whenever possible!

Covid Testing

Remember, most cases of the flu or COVID-19 will be mild. Unless it is an emergency, ​if you have symptoms such as a fever, chills, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, new or unusual cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste/smell, please stay at home and call the CVMC COVID-19 hotline at 802-371-5310 (staffed Mon-Fri from 8 am to 5 pm, and Sat/Sun from 8 am to 1 pm).

Visitation Restricted (11/23/20)

We have made temporary changes to our visitation policy to protect the health of our employees, patients, and nursing home residents. Before coming to CVMC, please review the most up-to-date hours and visitation policies.

Video visitation may be an option for those who wish to communicate with loved ones and their providers. Click here to learn more about video visitation.

Non-Essential Surgeries, Procedures, and Clinic Visits now Available

CVMC is now providing non-essential surgeries, procedures, and clinic visits on a limited basis. Call your provider to determine if an in-person or telehealth visit is right for your health care need.

A Changing Patient Experience

If you have not visited CVMC recently, you will notice significant changes. For the safety of patients, volunteers, residents, and staff, CVMC has the following COVID-safe protocols in place:

  • Telehealth visits
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Off-site respiratory clinic
  • COVID-19 Call Center: (802-371-5310)
  • Mandatory screening of everyone entering our buildings for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Mandatory mask requirement within CVMC facilities
  • In-car check-in at our practices
  • Enhanced emergency department triage procedures
  • Separation of respiratory and non-respiratory patients to reduce transmission risks
  • Floor markings and distanced seating to encourage six feet of separation
  • Modified patient flow through inpatient care areas
  • Intensive sanitization protocols and removal of all permeable surfaces and materials from common areas
  • Limitation of visitors to our facilities

Save Time with Pre-Screening

QR Code for AppEveryone entering CVMC facilities must verify they have no COVID-19 symptoms. If you are visiting the main hospital, you can save entry time by reviewing symptoms on your phone before you get here!

On your phone, visit the UVMHN-CVMC pre-screening app here: cvmc.org/covid (or scan the QR Code).

You may show your results to screening staff for faster entry.

Please note that CVMC’s visitation policy still applies — regardless of app usage. CVMC practices have alternate check-in methods.

Telemedicine and Video Visits

Many routine appointments can be performed using telehealth technologies (video or telephone). Using these technologies reduces traffic in our facilities, and helps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about our telehealth offerings here, or contact your practice to determine if your need can be met in this way.

Labor and Delivery

Our birthing center remains open. For information about having your baby at CVMC, and answers to frequently asked questions regarding pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our page about pregnancy and care during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing

Remember, most cases of the flu or COVID-19 will be mild. Unless it is an emergency, ​if you have symptoms such as a fever, chills, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, new or unusual cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste/smell, please stay at home and call the CVMC COVID-19 hotline at 802-371-5310 (staffed Mon-Fri from 8am - 5pm, Sat/Sun from 8am - 1pm).

Click here for home instructions for self-isolation.

How You Can Help

CVMC has seen an outpouring of support from the Central Vermont community. We are currently seeking volunteers to make cloth masks for our health care workers. Non-patient facing staff will use these cloth masks to reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19. Click here to learn more about how to make masks.

We are also accepting other donations of goods and services. Click here to learn more about how you can help.

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