COVID-19 Updates 11/23/2020

Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
November 23, 2020

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Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 web and data pages

What You Need to Know Now 
Vermont is seeing a surge in cases of COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know now to help
stop the spread:
• Do not get together or socialize with anyone you don’t live with (see more details and
allowances here).
• Avoid traveling when possible, even within Vermont. Anyone travel to or from Vermont
must quarantine. The only exception is for essential travel.
• Wear a mask
• If you’re sick, stay home.
• Not everyone with COVID-19 has a fever. Even mild symptoms (like a sore throat or
dry cough) could be signs of COVID-19. Get tested and stay home while waiting for
your result.
• Also seek testing if you are a close contact of a case, or have been at a social
gathering or other risky situation.

Think you’ve been in close contact with someone with COVID-19?
Here’s what you need to do right away:
• Quarantine. This means staying home and away from others, unless you need to leave for
medical care.
• Watch yourself for symptoms. If you start to feel sick, call your provider.
• Remain in quarantine until either you test negative on or after day 7 and remain symptom-free, or until day 14 of quarantine and remain symptom-free.
Learn more.

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Case Information

Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on November 23, 2020

Description Number
New cases* 85

(3,714 total)

Currently hospitalized 18
Hospitalized in ICU 3
Hospitalized under investigation 1
Percent Positive (7-day average) 1.6%
People tested 215,433
Total tests 523,227
Total people recovered 2,300
Deaths+ 63
Travelers monitored 193
Contacts monitored 115
People completed monitoring 10,924


* 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 at the data dashboard:

Guidance for Vermonters and Businesses

• Health information, guidance and data:
• By sector guidance:
• Travel map and modeling:
• Governor’s actions:
Hospital visitation guidance: updated Nov. 16.

Get the information you need at our Frequently Asked Questions.

School Guidance

• Strong and Healthy Start: Safety and Health Guidance for Vermont Schools

• Mental Health: A Strong and Healthy Start: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Supports During COVID-19

• Child care: Health Guidance for Child Care and Out of School Care

More resources on the Your Community web page.