Vermont Prepares To Close Some Surge Sites | WAMC

Vermont Prepares To Close Some Surge Sites

May 26, 2020

The state of Vermont is preparing to close some surge sites that were set up across the state in case COVID-19 infections overwhelmed the state’s hospitals.

Pop-up sites, like the one at the Spartan Arena in Rutland, were designed for non-COVID patients in case hospitals became inundated with patients who did have the coronavirus. But the Rutland site, which could handle 150 patients, was never used.

WCAX-TV reports Human Services Secretary Mike Smith says the sites in Rutland, St. Albans and Barre will be the first to close. But if conditions change the sites could be reopened.

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