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, cough, and/or shortness of breath, please stay at home and contact your primary care provider (PCP) by phone, though MyChart, or call the CVMC COVID-19 hotline at 802-371-5310 (staffed M-F 8-5).
The outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is cause for concern. The UVM Health Network is working with the Vermont Department of Health and New York State Department of Health to coordinate preparedness efforts based upon guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our highest priority remains providing safe, quality care for all patients
Our highest priority remains providing safe, quality care for all patients.
CVMC Closed to Visitors
We have made temporary changes to our visitation policy to protect the health of our employees, patients, and nursing home residents.
CVMC is currently closed to visitors with very limited exceptions (patients in end-of-life care, labor and delivery, prenatal ultrasounds, and pediatrics).
Suspension of All Non-Essential Surgeries, Procedures, and Non-Essential Clinic Visits
In keeping with the recommendations of the Surgeon General and other medical societies, we are canceling all non-essential surgeries and procedures, and non-essential clinic visits effective March 18, until further notice.
While we understand that this decision will be disruptive for our patients, it is the right thing to do for the safety of our patients and teams. Eliminating non-essential surgeries and procedures will allow us to conserve much needed medical/surgical supplies, inpatient beds, and additional support services that would normally be used to provide these services.
The State of Vermont is currently recommending COVID-19 testing for only high-risk individuals (older than 60 with chronic medical conditions, immunocompromised patients, pregnant women, hospitalized patients, health care workers, and first responders) due to limited testing supplies. If you do not fall into one of these categories, then COVID-19 testing will not be done.