Child Care and Out of School Programs

Child Care and Out of School Programs

Because the Delta variant is highly transmissible, unvaccinated people are at a much higher risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. This includes children who are under 12 years old since a vaccine is not yet available for them. To help protect those who are unvaccinated, 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).

Read the advisory memo for contact tracing in the fall (Agency of Education)

Return to child care or out-of-school programs following illness

Information for Families: Return to Child Care or an Out of School Care Program Following Illness
What to know if your child gets sick, and when they can return to child care or an out of school care program. 
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See the pediatric flow chart referenced in the document above. 

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