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Daily Covid -19 update
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Here is the announcement that was in the List Serv this morning. I am posting to get the word out. A lot of work goes into these announcements so special thanks Chief Frank for taking the time to reach out.
40. Daily COVID-19 update
From: "Frank, Jennifer" <Jennifer.Frank@vermont.gov>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2020 01:17:57 +0000
1. The Governor and the CDC have modified their recommendations of best practices for COVID-19 mitigation efforts. This modification includes a recommendation that all individuals in the State of Vermont wear cloth masks when out in public regardless of whether they are displaying symptoms of the virus. As leaders in the community, it is the responsibility of the members of the police department to demonstrate best practices and to lead by example. As such, all NPD staff while on shift will wear a mask when outside of the public safety building/area or outside of a police cruiser unless it impinges on their ability to complete their assigned task or shift duties. This directive is an effort to lead by example, and to continue to encourage safe / best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. CDC’s guidance on how to use and make cloth masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
3. Testing: Vermonters can be tested in the following locations: At hospitals statewide, The Island Pond Health Center in Island Pond, The Champlain Islands Health Center in South Hero, and The Wells River Health Center in Wells River. The National Guard testing site in Putney is now closed effective 04/04/20.
4. Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont:
Positive test results: 543
Total tests conducted: 6,633
People being monitored: 68
People who have completed monitoring: 745
Hospitalized patients w/ COVID-19: 28
Hospitalized patients under investigation for COVID-19: 63
1. On 04/05/20, New Hampshire DHHS announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19. (40% are female and 60% are male). 16 of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Total number of NH recorded cases: 669
2. Feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless is common during an infectious disease outbreak. If you or someone you know needs emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Trained helpers are available 24/7. Or text VT to 741741 to talk to someone at the Crisis Text Line. For more information: healthvermont.gov/suicide.
3. Bed availability statewide: 670 total beds, 63 ICU beds, 319 med surg beds, 114 isolation beds
4. Cleaning and disinfecting vehicles amid COVID-19 outbreak: If a vehicle was occupied by a person who tested positive for COVID-19, follow the instructions below. If the positive COVID19 case was in the vehicle > 4 days previous, the virus will have expired and cleaning will not be required. Alcohol solutions that contain at least 70% alcohol are effective against coronavirus, according to the CDC. For the most part, nearly every interior surface of a vehicle can be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol. Bleach and hydrogen peroxide are not recommended as they may damage your car’s upholstery.
5. ACCD is encouraging small business owners to consider applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. By applying for a loan, a business harmed by COVID-19 may be eligible for a grant that provides an emergency advance of up to $10,000 within three days of a successful application: https://www.sba.gov/
Link to resources and information:
Chief J. Frank
Norwich, VT Police Department
10 Hazen Street / P.O. Box 311, Norwich, VT 05055