Please see the below documents from Public Health outlining new guidance on symptomatic individuals and isolating. As always if you have any questions, contact your childcare centre or Public Health directly. We thank you for your continued understanding and support of these protocols to ensuring the health and safety of our children, families and staff. Updated Attestation Forms to return to care following illness are available from your child care supervisor.
You may have heard that the Ontario Government has made Child Care teachers and workers a priority for vaccination in the province. Locally, child care staff were prioritized, by the Medical Officer of Health, with education workers earlier this month. We are very happy that the government has made our provincial child care brothers and sisters a priority!
To protect the health and safety of all staff, parents, and children, we are committed to having our staff vaccinated, and we encourage and support all staff to take the vaccine. Please note there may be some staff who will not be able to receive vaccinations due to medical or religious reasons. We will be obligated under the Ontario Human Rights legislation to accommodate them and they will continue to be valued members of our team. We respectfully ask that you do not question our staff about their vaccine status, this information is confidential, and they are under no obligation to provide you with this information. We are directing the staff not to respond to these questions (even if they are vaccinated) and to direct you to your childcare supervisor to address any concerns regarding this issue.
We appreciate your ongoing support and assistance through these difficult times.