This page has been updated with new testing guidance.
Because recent COVID-19 variants are highly transmissible, unvaccinated people are at a much higher risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. This includes children who are under 5 years old. To help protect our community, everyone should follow these basic prevention steps:
- Get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible
- Stay home if you feel sick
- Get tested if you have any symptoms, may be a close contact, or have taken part in activities that could put you at risk, such as large gatherings
- Wash your hands regularly
Learn more about how to protect yourself and others.
If you learn of a positive case at your child care or out-of-school care program, contact the Health Department's Infectious Disease Epidemiology team. Call 802-863-7240 (Mon - Fri 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and follow the prompts).
January 7: Read about Regulated Child Care COVID-19 Tests for Tots Program
Read the advisory memo for contact tracing in the fall (Agency of Education)
Regulated Child Care COVID-19 Tests for Tots Program
What to do when COVID-19 is in PreK-12 School, Child Care, Camps and Out of School Programs
A general list of what to expect and actions to take if there is a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. From the Health Department.
Checklist for Handling COVID-19 in School, Child Care, Camps and Out of School Programs
A checklist of actions to take if someone who tested positive was at your facility. From the Health Department.
Template letter for staff after exposure to COVID-19 at school/facility
Template letter for students after low-risk exposure to COVID-19 at school
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Line List for Schools, Child Care, Camps and Out of School Programs*
*Line lists are not required at this time (as of January 14, 2022)
- Regulated Child Care COVID-19 Tests for Tots Program
- Follow-up Testing Guide helps you understand next steps based on your test results, whether or not you have symptoms and the type of test you took
- COVID Support VT: a team of professionals with expertise in mental health, public education and awareness and knowledge of COVID-related issues and resources.
- To find more information please refer to the Caring for our Children standards from the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
- COVID-19 Advisory Memorandum (Department for Children and Families)
- Children's Development Division COVID-19 Regulations
- Vermont Afterschool COVID-19 Resource Library
- Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine in Vermont
- COVID-19 Testing in Vermont
- Protect Yourself and Others
- Keep Germs from Spreading
- Proper Handwashing
- COVID-19 "Stop the Spread of Germs" Poster (CDC)