VDH COVID-19 Update: 68 cases associated with Winooski outbreak

first_imgTotal people recovered Deaths+ 14 People completed monitoring Hospitalized under investigation *Includes testing conducted at the Health Department Laboratory, commercial labs and other public health labs.+Death occurring in persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending.  Hospitalization data is provided by the Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is based on hospitals updating this information.Find more information on new data dashboard at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external) by clicking on the map of Vermont. To allow time for analysts to verify an increasing volume of data, the dashboard will be updated no later than 12:00 p.m.Guidance for VermontersIf you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the hospital.If you are having even mild symptoms of COVID-19(link is external), call your health care provider.Most information is available online: Visit our Frequently Asked Questions(link is external).New questions added include:Why is the Health Department measuring blood oxygen levels in people who test positive for COVID-19?What can I wear if my health or work environment doesn’t allow me to wear a cloth face mask or covering?Do I need to quarantine in Vermont if I don’t make any stops along the way?Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet and wear a mask when near others(link is external).Registration Open for Food DistributionRegistration is open for meal distribution sites in the month of June. Those who register are given a window of time to pick up Farmers to Families meals at designated sites around the state. This change will streamline the process of pick-up, and help planners assess the ongoing need for such services. To find a location and register visit: https://humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help(link is external)Keep a List of Your Close ContactsHealth officials suggest that Vermonters keep a journal of contacts – a list of other people with whom you have been in close contact with each day. If you get sick, this will make it easier to get in touch with those people and so they can take precautions to prevent further spread of COVID-19, including being tested if recommended.Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental HealthConcerns about our health and finances during the pandemic, and the unsettled state of national affairs, has left many of us feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless.If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs emotional support, help is available 24/7:Call your local mental health crisis line(link is external) Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(link is external) at 1-800-273-8255Text VT to 741741 to talk with someone at the Crisis Text Line(link is external).For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide(link is external). Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)June 9, 2020New information is in redFind this update at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external) by clicking the “See the Latest Update” button.Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s updated COVID-19 web and data pageshealthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external).Outbreak UpdateThe Health Department continues to work with local officials and community partners to test residents and trace contacts in an effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak that emerged recently in Winooski.The outbreak is now known to include people in neighboring Burlington. As of Monday evening, a total of 68 cases are thought to be associated with the outbreak.As Health Department teams reach out to close contacts of COVID-19 cases, people report they are doing everything they can to prevent further spread.While outbreaks can cause fear and uncertainty, Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, emphasized that they can happen anywhere. This is simply the nature of the virus.“No matter who you are or where you live, you can still walk the streets of Winooski and Burlington, or in any other community in Vermont,” Dr. Levine said. “Yes, the virus is still among us, but remains at very low levels across the state, and we want to keep it that way.”Vermonters should continue to wear a face covering, keep a 6-foot distance from others, wash their hands often and stay home if they are sick.The department is offering additional testing every day this week. More than 2,000 specimens have been collected at the pop-up test sites that have been running in Winooski and Burlington.Test sites are currently scheduled through June 26. Find locations and make an appointment to be tested at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external) or by calling 2-1-1.Protest Safely and Get TestedWe support Vermonters engaging in public protests and other civic activities, and ask all who are participating to get tested for COVID-19. Getting tested is important for your health, your family’s health and anyone you may you interact with in the near future.Find a pop-up test site near you by visiting https://humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external)While you are out, please wear a face covering or mask and as much as possible, maintain 6-foot distance between yourself and others. If you’re sick, take action from home.Testing InformationCOVID-19 Pop-Up Test Sites People who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 can make an appointment to be tested for the virus at pop-up sites located throughout the state to test for the virus.Sites are currently scheduled through June 26. Find locations and make an appointment to be tested at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external). You can also call 2-1-1 or 802-828-2828. All clinics operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.The University of Vermont and Champlain College are offering specimen collection this week for returning students.We especially encourage health care workers, first responders, child care providers, and people returning to Vermont – such as college students, people who winter out of state and second home owners – to consider being tested.Vermonters With Even Mild Symptoms Should Call Their Doctor to Be TestedPeople with even mild symptoms(link is external) are encouraged to call their health care provider to get tested. This includes parents of children who have possible symptoms. Your health care provider will ensure you receive proper care and treatment.If you don’t have a health care provider: Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a community or hospital-connected clinic(link is external).New on healthvermont.gov(link is external)Dashboard Data UpdatesTESTING: Two new graphs were added to the Data Dashboard: A line graph of the cumulative number of total people tested by day, and a bar graph of the number of people tested by day. You can find both under the “People Tested” tab.Today’s graph is through June 8 (1,430 tests). The highwater mark was on May 22 (1,700).NEW CASES: You can also now see the number of new cases reported each day (under Total Cases on the main tab, 44.228 as of June 8).Find the dashboard at healthvermont.gov/currentactivity(link is external). Have questions? Click on “About Data Dashboard” to learn more.Traveler InformationThe Health Department’s travel web page(link is external) providing Vermonters and visitors with travel-related information and guidance, including for quarantining and testing.Anyone coming to Vermont is strongly encouraged to sign up for daily symptom check reminders(link is external).The symptom check reminders, called Sara Alert, is not a contact tracing system. It is not GPS-based, so it does not monitor a person’s movements or track their location.College students returning to Burlington can also use this web page as a resource — along with the city’s Supportive Quarantine Pilot Program(link is external) — and sign up for Sara Alert.      Case InformationCurrent COVID-19 Activity in VermontAs of 12 p.m. on June 9, 2020Total cases* 44,228 1,084(9 new) 923 57 People being monitored 901 55 2 Currently hospitalized People testedlast_img read more

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Kirk McClure named to Luke AFB Honorary Commander program

first_imgKirk McClure, Director of Business Development for McCarthy Building Companies, was recently named to the Luke Air Force Base Honorary Commander program.The Honorary Commander program at Luke Air Force Base allows members of the community to understand the importance of Luke, the Air Force and Department of Defense military mission. It represents a two-year commitment. Additionally, as an active Honorary Commander, McClure becomes a member Luke’s only community support organization, Fighter Country Partnership.“As a son of a Vietnam vet and growing up the grandson of World War II and Korean War pilot who flew both the B-25 and B-17s, this is a huge honor for me,” McClure said. “My ambition to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps in the U.S. Air Force was cut short by my lack of 20/20 vision, but I still have a love affair with aviation and a deep respect for our military.  I am humbly honored to now be a part of the Luke family being selected for this coveted position.  I am not only representing McCarthy but also my community, and I’m proud to share our support of the Luke mission for not only training the best fighter pilots in the Air Force, but also for serving as a key economic driver for the State of Arizona.”In addition to being a part of the Luke Air Force Base Honorary Commander program, McClure also serves on the board of directors for the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation and the Arizona Association of Economic Development (AAED). He is also a member of National Association ofIndustrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).  He is also the founder and organizer of the monthly A/E/C Golf Invitational at Grayhawk Golf Club, which includes a league of professionals that work and support the development industry.He earned his MBA from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (ASU) and also holds abachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Design, also from ASU.last_img read more

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Conte on his and Terry’s future, Barca being linked Blues trio, and not playing Mourinho’s mind games

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images “In this moment there is a lot of speculation about players and sometimes me.“We are doing a good job – my players and my staff. We are doing well and it’s important to continue in this way.“It’s normal for my players to be linked with other teams, but don’t forget that Chelsea is a great team in the same way Barcelona, Real Madrid and other teams are.”  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Chilling Photos Taken Moments Before It All Goes Wrong x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked about a number of issues at his pre-match press conference ahead of Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. Here is some of what the Italian had to say.Team news“Today, all my players are available for sure. Tomorrow and Sunday we have training sessions and I hope to have all my players in the best condition.“I have to decide the starting 11. I will try to make the best decision for the team because we want to go into the next round.”AdChoices广告Could it be John Terry’s final FA Cup game at Stamford Bridge?Embed from Getty Images See also:Conte on Pedro, Morata, Wenger’s comments and Chelsea’s search for players “The most important thing is (what happens on) the pitch – to prepare your team the right way, with the right organisation.“The important thing is to work to try to improve my players. These are the most important things for me and for any coach.“My players and I are focused on the game on the pitch, on the work and to try to improve every day.“The mind games? Don’t think you have to win the mind games. A person who is focused a lot on the pitch is one you can trust with his work.”Reports Barcelona are interested in Nemanja Matic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos AlonsoEmbed from Getty Images “I hope not. I don’t know about this. The player’s situation, my situation, every situation, I prefer to face at the end of the season when it will be the right time for everyone.“John is doing great work this season on and off the pitch. For me he is very important. He is the captain and giving me a lot in the changing room. He is an important player for us.”Conte’s own future“It is the same situation. I think now we must be focused on the present. The players and I must be focused on the present and when the right moment comes to face a situation you talk with the club. Now it’s important to be focused.”Not playing Mourinho’s mind gamesEmbed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

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