Child care plays a critical role our community, especially as Ontario prepares to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that providers and staff have the necessary resources to provide quality child care with enhanced health and safety measures. For those returning to the child care workforce specific measures have been put in place to support the safe transition for both staff and families. Some of the precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 will include daily screening of children, families and staff, increased cleaning and disinfection and reduced group sizes. This document contains key components to support operators in reopening.
Public Health Policies and Procedures
Centres will be required to follow procedures as documented in their policies and procedures as well as Public Health’s enhanced health and safety measures established for child care operations during the COVID-19
As part of the Ministry of Education’s Child Care Reopening Guidelines,
the Municipality of Chatham-Kent must ensure that training is provided
to all child care staff/providers on health and safety measures prior to
Public Health Ontario and Chatham-Kent Public Health Services have developed videos and posters to assist with understanding our role in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our community.