Rising coronavirus in wastewater prompts Burlington to ramp up testing

Nov 16, 2020

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Over the last 14 days, state health leaders tell us Chittenden County has had the most positive cases in the state with 148 and there could be a lot more.

And rising levels of coronavirus found in the wastewater of Burlington’s New North End led to a pop-up testing site on Thursday to see if the community is on the verge of an outbreak. Our Ike Bendavid reports.

“Just precaution,” said Susan Greenfield of Burlington.

That was the theme Thursday as people lined up at the Miller Center in Burlington’s New North End to get a coronavirus test.

Some, like Greenfield, said they have no symptoms but have been with people outside of their inner circle.

“I attended a funeral recently, so I want to be smart. There were also people outside of my circle there even though we were all masked up,” Greenfield said.

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