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Essential service workers can still obtain child care services

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Press release
Publication Date: 
16 Mar 2020


FREDERICTON (GNB) – Information for essential service workers on how to access child care services is now available through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Parent Portal or by calling 1-833-221-9339.

“This response plan is critical to ensuring our essential service workers can continue to serve New Brunswickers in the coming days and weeks,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “We continue to encourage everyone who is not high-risk to support their friends, families and neighbours by coming together to care for our children and youth.”

Facilities remaining open to support essential service workers will follow the advice set out by the chief medical officer, including reduced group sizes, and social distancing. In addition, they will continue to follow strict health and safety directives.

The directive relating to individuals who have travelled internationally on or after March 9 continues to apply and such travellers are to avoid early learning and childcare centres for a period of 14 days.