The Vermont Department of Health, in partnership with the Agency of Education and Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division, anticipates releasing health and safety guidance for summer programming in mid-April. This information will be pushed out far and wide, as soon as it is finalized, or you can check back here for more information. Although the COVID situation and state guidance is rapidly changing, we do anticipate that the guidance will cover the following topics:
- Stay home if sick
- Be outside, as much as possible
- Wear a mask
- Ensure physical distancing among students and staff, and limit close contact activities
- Practice good hygiene
- Think before you travel
Consistent with the Governor’s announcement:
- Quarantine will no longer be required for visitors coming to Vermont or for Vermonters returning from out-of-state travel. The updated travel policy instead requires unvaccinated visitors to be tested for COVID-19 within three days of travel before they arrive in state. Unvaccinated Vermonters must get a test within three days of returning. Testing is not required for vaccinated guests and residents.
- As of June 1st, indoor capacity limitations are:
- Indoor: 1 unvaccinated person per 50 sq ft up to 300, plus any number of vaccinated people
- Outdoor: 900, plus any number of vaccinated people
- As of July 4th, there will be no capacity restrictions on indoor or outdoor venues.
The Health Department will continue to provide contact tracing for all COVID-positive cases in summer program settings, and are available to support you as you set up your programs for the summer.
If you learn of a positive case at your out-of-school care program, contact the Health Department’s Infectious Disease Epidemiology team. Call 802-863-7240 (Mon – Fri 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, choose Option 3, outside those hours, choose Option 7).