Vermont Allocates 96,000 Take-Home COVID-19 Tests
BURLINGTON, VT – In advance of the holidays, the state of Vermont will distribute 96,000 free rapid antigen take-home test kits. These kits will be distributed through sites around Vermont and in coordination with community partners. Individuals who receive a take-home kit are asked to report their results to healthvermont.gov/testing.
The at-home antigen tests will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis on December 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30 at distribution sites across the state. Each kit handed out contains two tests. These tests are being offered to walk-ins only and will not appear in the testing registration system on the Department of Health website. All sites will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The expansion of rapid antigen tests is in addition to Vermont’s nation-leading PCR testing program. Over the past 30 days, Vermont has tested at more than twice the rate of the third highest state in the nation. In addition to the thousands of PCR tests administered each day and the take-home test kits, the state is also making available 10,000 rapid LAMP tests.
The location to pick-up an antigen rapid take-home test kit in Bennington County is the Agency of Transportation on 359 Bowen Road between the hours of 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on December 23, 24, 28, and 29.