How does this impact my children?
WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN OUR STATE?
Vermont Health Department and Agency of Education officials have worked throughout this pandemic with colleges, universities and other educational institutions on guidance about closures. Most colleges and universities have closed and emptied their dorms. Governor Scott has announced closure of K-12 schools for the remainder of the school year. Educators and the state are working on helping students through this transition. While schools are closed, keep your children at home as much as possible. Do not arrange play dates or other group activities.
WHAT ABOUT DAYCARE FACILITIES?
The Governor directed childcare centers across the state thttps://letsgrowkids.org/coronaviruso close normal operations but encourages continued operation exclusively where needed to provide childcare services for workers who are essential to Vermont’s ongoing effort in community mitigation of COVID-19. Schools and childcare providers should direct questions to the agencies noted in the guidance. Schools and childcare providers will communicate directly to you regarding locations, hours of operation and eligibility.
I HAVE TO WORK TO HELP WITH THE COVID-19 RESPONSE. WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT CHILDCARE?
The State, with the help of Let's Grow Kids, has developed a web form to collect information more easily to connect the families of essential workers with childcare in schools and licensed childcare programs that are operating to provide services while school dismissal and general childcare service closures are in effect.
If your work is essential to the COVID-19 response, please visit http://bit.ly/essentialworkers and fill out the webform there to initiate support with childcare. You can also call 2-1-1 ext. 6 or 1-877-705-9008 to speak to a childcare referral specialist.