Schools, Colleges and Child Care Programs

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Vermont schools will reopen September 8. Child care programs are open, following health guidelines. Vermont colleges and universities are working with state and community partners to ensure a safe environment.

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 during this time.

Below are resources to help you understand what is happening and guide you in responding to COVID-19. Search or sort the tables to find what you need.

Information for Administrators, Teachers and School Nurses
Document Source Topic Type
Fall Sports Programs for the 2020-2021 School Year VT Agency of Education Schools Guidance
Health Guidance for Childcare and School Age Camps / Care VT Health Dept Child care, Camps Guidance
Updates on Financial Supports for Child Care Programs VT Dept for Children, Families Child care Resource
Supplemental Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open CDC Child care Guidance
Children's Development Division COVID-19 VT Dept for Children, Families Child care Resource
Health and Safety Guidance on Reopening Schools VT Health Dept Schools Presentation
Safety and Health Guidance for Reopening Schools, Fall 2020 VT Agency of Education Schools Guidance
Tips on Creating School Nurse Positions During COVID-19 VT Health Dept Schools, Nurse Resource
COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Schools VT Agency of Education Schools Guidance
Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs CDC Child care, Schools Guidance
Mandatory Guidance for College and University Campus Learning VT Agency of Commerce & Comm Dev Colleges, Universities Guidance
Student Messaging Toolkit for Post-Secondary Schools in Vermont VT Health Dept Schools, Colleges, Universities Resource
Resources for Institutes of Higher Education CDC Colleges, Universities Resource
Supportive Quarantine Program City of Burlington Students, Colleges, Universities Resource
Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation CDC Buildings Guidance
State Drinking Water Guidance and Recommendations when Reopening Buildings VT Dept of Env Conservation Buildings Guidance
What to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19 VT Health Dept Employers/Employees Guidance
What to do when your co-worker has COVID-19 VT Health Dept Employers/Employees Guidance
Information for Families
Document Source Topic
What Parents Can Expect from Child Care and School Age Camps and Care (link to the document in many languages) VT Health Dept Child care, Camps
COVID-19 Information for Families with Children VT Health Dept Information