Click on the yellow Covid-19 button on our homepage (next to the Portal button) for up-to-date information about Covid and your child.
*If you have traveled or gathered with another household in the past two weeks, please reschedule any in-person visits at our office while you are quarantining. Check the VT Covid travel map here.
Staying Home to Stay Healthy and Keep Kids in School
Covid cases in Vermont are rising rapidly. The governor's new order restricting multihousehold gatherings is aimed at keeping us alll safe and keeping our kids in school. Please do your part! This means:
NO play dates or carpooling
NO inside or outside visits with friends or family
NO meals with friends or family
NO hunting with people outside your immediate family, even though you are outside
We know how hard this can be, especially during holiday season. But it is extremely important we hunker down and follow these rules for the health of our families and our communities.
Schools in VT remain open and it is safe and important for them to do so. Schools have strict rules they follow to keep all students and staff safe. These guidelines are working. We have had a number of children or staff come into schools with Covid but very little transmission occurring in schools. Our state health experts are monitoring school safety continously and are working hard to keep schools a safe place to be.
Dr. Leah Costello wrote a powerful letter to the CVU School District addressing this. You can read it here.
For more information about Covid symptoms and testing, click on our new Covid button next to our Patient Portal button.
Flu Vaccines and Flu Clinics
Flu vaccine is here! We recommend flu vaccines for all children over the age of 6 months every year. This year, due to Covid, we are strongly encouraging families to be vaccinated. If your child has a visit scheduled in the coming weeks, the flu shot can be given at this visit. If your child does not have a visit scheduled soon, please call our office for more information.
How Do I Talk to My Child About Racial Bias and Recent Protests?
Here are two valuable articles on how to start and continue meaningful conversations with your children about racial bias and the recent protests sweeping the country. First, advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, "Talking to Children About Racial Bias." Second, a timely article from the New York Times, "Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often."