How can I safely plan activities for my children and family?

How can I keep my family safe as we plan activities during COVID-19?

We have the latest COVID-19 guidance to help you as you plan activities for your children and family.

Daycare Centers

Local daycares may open and close as staffing limitations and exposures rise and fall. 2-1-1 keeps track of child care programs in Connecticut and makes it easy to find programs in your area. Dial 2-1-1 or 800-505-1000. You can also use the use the child care finder tool on their website for more help.

The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) continues to recommend mask wearing in child care settings.

The CDC recommends that children ages 5 years and older be vaccinated. However, the vaccine is not currently required for children attending child care centers.


Connecticut does not require children to be vaccinated in order to attend a youth camp. Programs may set their own requirements for vaccines for those who are old enough to get a vaccine (currently 5 years and older). Masks are still encouraged in youth camp settings.

While mask and vaccine requirements have been lifted, practicing the following safety measures can help limit the spread of infection:

  • Vaccination
  • Mask Wearing
  • Health Screenings
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Hand and Respiratory Hygiene

You can see the OEC’s latest camp guidance here.

Holidays and Gatherings

Practice COVID-19 safety as your prepare for holidays, weddings, and other gatherings.

If you feel sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home, do not participate in holiday gatherings, and get tested for COVID-19.

Youth Sports

Youth sports participants can take steps to reduce the risk of transmission or COVID-19.

Any coaches, athletes, or other participants who test positive for COVID-19 should follow the CDC’s COVID-19 isolation protocols, including remaining away from team activities for the isolation period and following any other recommended procedures upon return.

Vaccination is currently the most important and effective strategy for reducing COVID-19 impacts on athletic activities. Vaccinated individuals are less likely to have severe COVID-19 complications, including hospitalization, and can avoid absences from school or work and/or cancellations of athletic activities.

See the Department of Public Health’s latest guidance on youth sports.

Summer Activities

Whether your child is going to camp, getting a job, or staying close to home, ConneCT Kids has resources to help you plan for an active summer.

Find summer activities here.

Wearing Masks

The Office of Early Childhood has tips to help kids wear masks.