Vt. shifts to providing antigen tests at state sites

Vermont plans to begin providing at-home antigen tests for COVID-19 at state-run testing sites, rather than PCR tests, officials said at a press conference Tuesday.

Are antigen tests OK to use in cold weather?

With about 350,000 at-home antigen tests on their way to Vermonters’ mailboxes, readers wrote to VTDigger to ask how the antigen tests would hold up if left for an afternoon or overnight in cold weather.

Demand for COVID tests booms

As schools for younger students prepare to reopen after the holiday break, local educators are hoping a new testing policy will help keep more unvaccinated kids in school when one of their classmates tests positive for the disease.

Free rapid COVID tests available for K-12 students

MONTPELIER – Governor Phil Scott today announced that parents and caregivers of Vermont’s K-12 children will be able to pick up one free rapid antigen test kit per student this week at sites around Vermont. The state is encouraging parents to use these ki … (read more)

Insurers ordered to pay for home COVID tests

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation this week issued an emergency regulation requiring health insurers to cover the costs of COVID-19 antigen at-home tests