PreK-12 Schools

PreK-12 Schools

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

With Vermont’s high vaccination rates and low number of 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 (age 2 years and older) when inside, throughout the summer. This is the recommendation of the Vermont Department of Health. There are other ways to protect children and families from COVID-19 infection, such as staying home when you're sick, and frequent hand washing. Learn more about why, how and when to do these things

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine in Vermont

The Health Department continues to work with the Agency of Education and other partners to support the health and wellness of children and their families.

If you learn of a positive case at your school, 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).

Preparing for a positive case

These documents are being updated.

PreK-12 School COVID-19 Case Actions
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 Schools
A checklist of actions actions to take if someone who tested positive was at your school. From the Health Department.

Return to School Following Illness


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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