• Stay Connected. Vermont Afterschool is here to support you. We’re hosting weekly virtual roundtables for providers to come together, share ideas, ask questions and support one another on a weekly basis. Open to all, join when you can.
  • Online learning. We are offering virtual professional development for afterschool and youth-serving staff for FREE during April and May 2020.
  • Licensed Afterschool Programs. If you are a licensed afterschool program no longer serving children, see here for information relating to financial supports and the COVID19 child care stabilization program.
  • Unemployment. The Dept. of Labor Employee and Employer Guidance on COVID-19 is the place to start if you are now unemployed or have reduced employment.
  • Food. Our friends at Hunger Free Vermont have an excellent resource center on how Vermonters can access healthy food during this time.
  • Afterschool COVID-19 Library. We offer our own COVID-19 resource library specific to afterschool and youth-serving organizations. This is being updated daily and includes sections on social-emotional learning support, online activities & curriculum, virtual training, and how to connect remotely with youth and staff.
The Agency of Education and Child Development Division have been tasked to provide childcare for essential workers of school-age youth, with afterschool programs identified as a partner in this task. Guidance from the Child Development Division can be found here. The Department of Health has issued key health and safety guidance for those providing childcare for essential workers.

We have also published a guide for early childhood providers who might be now serving school-age children of essential workers.

Essential workers who need help finding child care (ages 0 through 8th grade) should visit: https://webportalapp.com/webform/essentialworkers or call 2-1-1 ext 6.

The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development has established a hotline so that businesses may call to report impacts and be directed to resources: (802) 461-5143. ACCD and the Department of Labor are working to keep you updated whenever new information becomes available. We encourage you to sign-up for ACCD’s Business and Economic Response to COVID-19 Newsletter.

Extended housing supports for vulnerable Vermonters.

The Afterschool Alliance is an excellent source for COVID-19 information relating to our field. Follow along with federal policy news around afterschool on their blog here.

The Vermont COVID-19 Resource List is an extensive, organic, ever-changing Google doc with COVID-19 state and community-specific resources.

From the VT Department of Health: Information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

From the CDC: Coronavirus Overview

From the World Health Organization: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

CDC recommendations on managing your mental health.