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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
Child Care

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers

Last updated: April 6, 2021

If are you looking for general information about COVID-19, please visit our main COVID-19 web page. The content below is intended for child care providers.

Guidance – Overall

Screening and Symptom Protocols for Child Care

Screening

Children should be screened each day for signs of illness. Please post the PDF screening tool at all entrances to remind staff/visitors/parents of children to complete screening before entering, or to use as a screening tool.


Assessment Centres in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

  • There are a number of ways to be assessed and tested for COVID-19 in our region. Review our Getting Tested for COVID-19 web page for more information.

Guidance – Health and Safety

Physical Distancing

Environmental Cleaning

Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

For more resources & videos, visit infection control for educators web page.

Information for Parents and Caregivers

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Individuals 12 and over who have not yet had a first dose, or those who meet the minimum second dose interval are now eligible to attend HPEPH walk-in clinics. To view the schedule, visit the Booking and Eligibility Page.

If you attended a clinic and did not receive an email copy of your vaccination receipt you can download a copy off the provincial booking site at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.

PHARMACY-BASED VACCINATIONS

Individuals 12 and over can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

On Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario moved to Step 3  of the the Roadmap to Reopen. We must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people in Step 3, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.