Child Care and Out of School Programs

Child Care and Out of School Programs

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)