Updated Summer COVID Guidance

Dear Springfield families,

As we move into the summer programming season, I wanted to clarify what the new expectations will be in relation to summer activities provided by Springfield School District.

COVID -19 Information for Summer Programs

The health and safety of our campers and staff during the summer programs are a high priority.  Because a COVID-19 vaccine is not currently available for children under 12 years old, there are a large number of unvaccinated people attending these programs. We ask that you help us protect the health of campers and staff so that everyone can have a fun and safe summer. Consistent and layered use of multiple prevention strategies can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect people who are not fully vaccinated including campers, staff, and their families.

Masks are recommended for unvaccinated people when inside, throughout the summer. This is the recommendation of the Vermont Department of Health and CDC. 

Other helpful actions are: 

  • Keep your child home if they are sick with fever or COVID symptoms. (chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea)
  • Keep your child home if they have had close contact with a Confirmed COVID-19 case
  • Encourage children to wash their hands often
  • Learn more about why, how, and when to do these things.

You can find more information about COVID-19 at:

 CDC Guidance for Operating Youth Camps   

Child Care and Out of School Programs

AAPVT - How To Stay Healthy and Navigate the summer while staying Active

We look forward to providing students positive summer experiences, and we appreciate you doing everything you can to help us make it safe.


Dr. Zach McLaughlin

Superintendent of Schools