On May 14, operators of licensed child care centres (daycares and out-of-school care) are permitted to begin to re-open their programs or expand program access to all children. The purpose of this document is to provide information and public health guidelines for operators who wish to re-open and operate their program during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance builds upon the Alberta Health Services Health and Safety Childcare Guidelines, which all child care operators are required to follow. These guidelines can be found online.
All re-opened licensed child care centres will also be required to be in compliance with applicable zoning, health and safety legislation, including the Child Care Licensing Act and Child Care Regulation.
In the event of a conflict between this document and the AHS Health and Safety Childcare Guidelines, this document will prevail. These measures and restrictions in this document will remain in effect until further notice is given by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.