A private party in Killington has caused outbreaks of 14 Kovid-19 cases.
According to the Vermont Department of Health, about 40 people from Rutland County attended the event on August 19 at Summit Lodge in Killington.
According to spokeswoman Ben Truman, the positive test results began to upset the event’s guests last week and the Health Department identified the community’s first symptoms. Liaison coaches for the department have started contacting all the party attendees.
Truman did not know the specifics of the incident, as if anyone was out of state. He said that Summit Lodge, a hotel and event space, had Gov. Did not violate Phil Scott’s executive order
More cases and details of the incident are likely to come to light in the coming days as the examination results are reported. “When this community spreads we want to make sure that the word gets out as fast as possible,” Truman said.
Vermont has only a handful of coronavirus outbreaks since the state leveled the curve this spring. In June, 117 people tested positive for the virus in Winooski and Burlington, and Fair Haven later reported a cluster of cases that 12 people came down with Kovid at a work site that same month. A UVM basketball game was a major event that spread quickly in the epidemic.
About 130 people have been infected at a wedding in Maine earlier this month. One person died, and cases recently spread to the rehabilitation center and prison.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine urged all attendees to keep an eye on themselves for symptoms, from the Killington Party, and their close contacts.
The state will open a pop-up testing site in Rutland City on September 2 from 9 am to 3 pm. Registration is required. The department said it would offer other testing sites as needed.
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Levine said Summit Lodge, a hotel and event space, has cooperated in the department’s investigation.
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