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Pop-up COVID-19 testing site coming to Brattleboro Thursday

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BRATTLEBORO — Vermont health officials are offering free COVID-19 testing at pop-up testing sites around the state for any Vermonters without symptoms. One such site/clinic is scheduled for Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Road, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Health care workers, first responders (EMS, fire, and law enforcement), child care providers, people returning to Vermont (on day 7 of their quarantine), and any other Vermonter without symptoms are welcome to get tested.

The clinics are part of the state's efforts to ramp up testing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The test will tell you if you have a current infection. It is not a serology/antibody test, which means it will not tell you if you were infected in the past.

Two-hundred fifty-six people had specimens collected for testing at a pop-up site in Bennington Tuesday.

Register for the clinic ahead of time at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups. No referral from a health care provider is needed for the pop-up sites.

Vermonters who do have symptoms, even if they are mild, should call their health care provider to be referred to a testing site.

If you are a returning Vermonter including those who spend winter outside of Vermont, second home owners, college students you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you are without COVID-19 symptoms at day 7 of your quarantine, you can be tested at one of the pop-up clinics being conducted around the state. If your test is negative, you can end your quarantine period, as long as you still have no symptoms.

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