Covid-19 advice for our patients:

The most important advice that we have is to follow the Vermont Department of Health guidelines:

Wash your hands

Keep your social circle small

Stay at least 6 feet apart

Wear a mask

Stay HOME if you are ill.  This means any new symptoms such as:

  • Fever (100.4 F or higher)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain or aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Call your health care provider to request Covid-19 testing if you have any symptoms of illness. This can easily be arranged for you.  You must stay home and quarantine until you have your test results.  Seek urgent medical care if you are becoming short of breath or having high fevers and weakness.

Please be aware that you are more high risk for COVID if you have certain health conditions:

Among adults, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Severe illness means that the person with COVID-19 may require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe, or they may even die.

Adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:

Based on what we know at this time, adults of any age with the following conditions might be at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:

Please don’t hesitate to call your health care provider with any questions about Covid-19.  Please also refer to the health department website for updated information as well as guidelines which are specific to Vermont. These guidelines include travel restrictions and quarantine requirements as well as new guidelines about restricting any contact with those outside of your household.  We understand that these guidelines are challenging for all of us but so important to protect each and every one of us! We must save lives and prevent our hospitals from being overwhelmed.