Families with Children

Families with Children

Happy kids running through a sprinkler on a summer day

As of June 14, there are no COVID-19 restrictions or requirements for Vermonters or visitors to follow.

With Vermont’s high vaccination rates and low number COVID-19 cases, it’s safe for most Vermonters to return to the activities they did before the pandemic. Our high vaccination rates mean the vast majority of Vermonters are protected from the virus, and keep the virus from spreading to others. 
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Because a COVID-19 vaccine is not currently available for children under 12 years old, there are a large number of unvaccinated people at schools, child care and summer camps. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated people (2 years and older) when inside, throughout the summer. This is the recommendation of the Vermont Department of Health.

There are still things we can all do to protect ourselves and the people around us from getting or spreading COVID-19. 

If you or your children are not vaccinated or only had your first dose, you can choose to follow the prevention steps:

Learn more about why, how and when to do these things.

Resources for your family

For help with formula, diapers or other baby necessities, call 2-1-1 extension 6 to connect with Help Me Grow Vermont.

For help with food and breastfeeding support for income-eligible pregnant and postpartum individuals and infants and children up to 5 years, contact WIC.

How to select, wear, and clean your masks. (available in a few languages from the CDC)

Masks and Kids: What You Need to Know (Videos from the University of Vermont Children's Hospital)

Let's Grow Kids 

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and COVID-19

Children and COVID-19 (CDC)

Children, Teens and COVID-19 (CDC)

Information on school and child care for parents and caregivers

Information for Families: Return to School Following Illness
What to know if your child gets sick, and when they can return to school. See the pediatric flow chart referenced in this document. 
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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. See the pediatric flow chart referenced in this document. 
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Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Learn more from CDC about COVID-19 and pregnancy and breastfeeding.

vaccine information

Helping your child or teen cope with stress