PreK-12 Schools

PreK-12 Schools

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January 14, 2022 Update: This page and guidance documents have been updated with new school testing guidance from the Agency of Education. 

Vermont's goal is to maintain full in-person instruction throughout the school year. The Health Department and Agency of Education have made recommendations to school districts on how to safely return to class. They also ask that districts require masks indoors for all staff and students. The Health Department works with the Agency of Education and other partners to support the health and wellness of children and their families.

2022 COVID-19 Testing in Vermont Schools from the Agency of Education

Note: Due to changes in testing and contact tracing in schools, the COVID-19 Cases in Schools While Infectious report will no longer be updated after Jan. 10, 2022.

See COVID-19 Resource Center for Vermont Schools from the Agency of Education

If a student has a new illness, your student's health care provider may use this chart to help decide when the student can return to school.

If a student is identified as a contact at school, follow guidance from the Agency of Education. Vermont schools follow different protocols under the Test at Home program.

Handling a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19

2022 COVID-19 Testing in Vermont Schools from the Agency of Education

If you learn of a case of COVID-19 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.).

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. See this resource in multiple languages here:
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Templates and forms for schools to use