- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 12, 2020

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Applications from Vermont child care providers are being accepted to help mitigate losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operation Relief Grant has $12 million in federal funding that will be distributed to child care providers.

Eligible services include child care and afterschool programs, summer day camps, parent child centers and agencies that provide services.

Gov. Phil Scott said he and the staff were “so grateful to the child care workers and programs who have stepped up to provide critical services to children and their families throughout this crisis.”

Applications must be received by Aug. 26.



Details are available on the website of the Vermont Department for Children and Families.

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On Wednesday, the Vermont Department of Health Reported five new positive cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Of the new cases, three were reported in Washington County and one each in Windsor and Rutland counties.

One person is hospitalized with COVID-19.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 remains at 58.

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