Who is consider an ‘Essential Personnel’?
- Staff and providers of childcare and education services (including custodial and kitchen staff and other support staff) who do not do their work remotely;
- Providers of healthcare including but not limited to workers at clinics, hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs); nursing homes, long-term care and post-acute care facilities, respite houses, VNAs; designated agencies, emergency medical services;
- Criminal justice personnel including those in law enforcement, courts, and correctional services;
- Public health employees;
- Vermont National Guard personnel called to duty for this response; other first responders;
- State employees determined to be essential for response to this crisis by the State Emergency Operations Center; at this time, all State of Vermont employees are considered Essential Persons
- Active duty military staff
- Pharmacy staff
- Foster families with children through grade 8.
- 2-1-1 call center staff
- Critical infrastructure / utility workers – electrical, plumbing, telecommunications, water/ wastewater operators and staff
- State, Municipal, and Commercial Public Works or Sanitation crews
- Grocery and food supply workers
- Supply chain, postal, and delivery drivers
- Manufacturers of medical devices, equipment, testing equipment, and supplies
- Fuel distribution workers
This list is updated regularly. For the most current list, please click here.
Are you Essential Personnel and in need of child care?
The State of Vermont is gathering information from families who need care. Please fill out THIS FORM to share your needs. Information collected from this form is sent to us locally. Please contact our region’s Child Care Referral Specialist for updated information on local availability: Kristy Rose, email@example.com, 802-257-7852