This week, the Province extended the Emergency Declaration until April 14th read full statement here, including the closure of licensed childcare centres. In addition, the Province announced that all publicly funded schools will remain closed to students until May 4th. Read full statement here. In addition to these announcements they cautioned that these are not definite dates, they will take direction from Public Health Officials, and further extensions may be required.
On March 22, 2020, the Province proposed exemptions to allow select child care centres to provide child care for healthcare and emergency services staff. At this time, Grey Bruce Public Health Medical Officer of Health does not endorse the opening of child care spaces. As such, all licensed child care centres and licensed home child care agencies in Grey County remain closed. Updates will be provided as they become available. The Ontario Emergency Child Care website https://www.ontario.ca/page/child-care-health-care-and-frontline-staff
At this point in time, all EarlyON programs will remain closed until further notice. We do not know when we will be able to reopen EarlyON programs. In the meantime, please follow our EarlyON Facebook pages for fun interactive programs to participate in while you are at home.
The message that is clear, we need to continue to do everything we can to flatten the curve! Please, stay home if you can, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands. Together we will get through this, by staying apart.
We hope that you are all doing well and staying safe. We continue to encourage social distancing, go home and stay home! To those working essential services – we thank you and appreciate the work you are doing to help keep our communities safe. We know that he best way to reduce the spread and flatten the curve is social distancing, and we appreciate everyone’s efforts to protect our communities.
We now know that the schools are not opening on April 6th, but no timeline for re-opening has been announced. Kids & Us will remain closed until further direction is received from the government and Public Health.
For more information and updates see the following links.
Public Health Reponse, please note that this applies to Markdale AND Dundalk COVID19 tests.
Public health has confirmed that there was no exposure at the time of the investigations. No further follow-up is required.
Please keep in mind all licensed child care centres are required to remain closed until further notice. Public health still promotes social distancing and to practice proper infection prevention and control techniques to limit the spread of COVID-19.
See full Public Health Media Release for Enhanced Measures to limit the spread of COVID19.