The Vermont Department of Health announced on Wednesday (June 1) that all free SARS-CoV-2 testing through state-run sites will cease June 25.
This includes PCR testing and take-home tests, which can be picked up through June 25 at the state testing sites.
In the comment section of their Twitter announcement, the Department of Health said that the state is ending testing due to declining federal funds and declining demand for PCR testing, and that take-home tests, which are available at most pharmacies and can be purchased at no cost with insurance,
It added that testing through primary care providers will likely be enough to serve Vermonters’ needs going forward, but many people on Twitter seemed to strongly disagree.
Privately purchased tests can cost up to $250 in the state.