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COVID-19 Response: Conditions for re-opening select licensed child care centres

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Publication Date: 
19 Mar 2020


COVID-19 Response: Conditions for Re-opening Select Licensed Child Care Centres

All re-opened select licensed child care centres for core service workers will be required to be in compliance with applicable zoning, health and safety legislation. This includes all standards within the Child Care Licensing Act and Child Care Regulation.

In addition to these requirements, these centres must adhere to additional public health measures. These measures are posted below.

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Required Public Health Measures

Licensed child care facilities that have been permitted to open can maintain operations with a maximum program occupancy of 30 (including staff and children) as long as they are separated into separate classrooms and do not congregate

The maximum capacity of any room at any one time is 10 (staff and children). The licensing requirement for child/staff ratios must be maintained at all times.

Any child, staff or parent must not enter the child care space if they are sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold. Symptoms to look for include but are not limited to: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell.

View [PDF] for all additional measures