UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center is working with Good Beginnings of Central Vermont to ensure social distancing needed for safety does not exacerbate isolation commonly experienced by families with new babies.
Community prevalence of COVID-19 remains very low in Central Vermont. The last patient admitted to CVMC with COVID was 26 days ago. In the last two weeks, we have performed 1200 tests for COVID-19 and none have returned positive.
Starting on Monday, May 11, CVMC began seeing patients with time-sensitive care needs in our hospital and clinic practices. This is part of our measured, and carefully planned movement to a “new normal” in how we provide services, and is driven by data that suggest a significant drop of community prevalence of COVID-19 in Central Vermont
Thanks to your continued vigilance and adherence to the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, we have collectively reduced the community prevalence of COVID-19 in Central Vermont
Thank you for continuing to do your part to help Vermont begin to flatten the COVID-19 curve. As we see positive downward trends in the prevalence of the virus, the ramifications on households, businesses, and hospitals across our state and Central Vermont Medical Center have been profound.
Thanks to our dedicated CVMC team of professionals and with your support, we continue to provide high quality care and services to our community during this COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a brief summary of some of our efforts to date.
Learn about new masking recommendations issued by the state, how CVMC is responding, and what you can do to help sew and donate masks.
We are deeply grateful for all that you are doing to support Central Vermont Medical Center as we prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients. First, your efforts to follow Governors Scott’s request to “stay at home and stay safe” is critical to flattening the curve of transmission within our community.
Today, I wanted to thank you for the outpouring of support that we have seen from our community. Whether it is showing up with a sign to cheer on our staff, offers of supplies, or nurses coming back from retirement, our community is truly coming together and helping wherever possible.
The University of Vermont Health Network is taking steps to protect our patients and staff as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including changing our visitor policy to discourage all visitors with few exceptions, and suspending all non-urgent procedures and encounters to conserve needed resources.