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School nurses should use clinical judgment and discretion to determine if a student is well enough to remain in school, be tested, or be sent home.  

If a student or staff member has tested positive, and you need assistance: 

  • You can contact your Local Health Office (preferred) with your contact information.  

  • Please do not include any child or staff names, dates of birth, or other patient identifying information in your email. 

  • You can contact the Health Department's Infectious Disease Epidemiology team at 802-863-7240 Option 2 (Mon - Fri 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) or by email at

Resource Description 
8/10/2022 Memo from the Agency of Education  Information on testing and handling COVID-19 cases in schools. 
COVID-19 Resource Center for Vermont Schools   Information from the Agency of Education on education recovery and revitalization, emergency funds, testing and rescinded guidance.
Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 page   General guidance on preventing COVID-19, vaccines, testing and symptoms, and treatment.  
COVID-19 tests  Order COVID-19 tests for your SU/SD. 
School COVID-19 Reporting Tool  Find out information on what tests need to be reported, where to report them, and what is included in the reports. 
Example letter to families on high levels of respiratory disease in schools  Fillable template for school use if desired.
CDC Operational Guidance for schools and early care programs  Learn about CDC recommendations to support safe in person learning in schools. 
COVID-19 guidance for child care and out-of-school programs  Vermont Department of Health page on handling COVID-19 in childcare and out of school programs. 
AOE Message to Superintendents about Medically Vulnerable Students Information on accommodations for medically vulnerable students.  


Last Updated: March 2, 2023