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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
Child Care

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers

Last updated: December 17, 2020.

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.

Newsletters and Updates

Guidance – Overall

Protocols for Child Care


HPEPH recommends using Ontario’s COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool each morning to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 before leaving home.

Screening Posters

Please post these posters 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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Province of Ontario has Declared a Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives.  Read more.

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

Owner/operators of a businesses, workplaces and/or other community organizations who are unsure of how to adjust operations for COVID-19 are encouraged to visit sector specific guidance regarding provincial lockdown measures at or call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. If you are unable to find an answer to your questions or need further guidance, please fill out this web form.

During the provincewide shutdown, no indoor social gatherings are permitted, except with members of the same household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household. Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 5 individuals, and proper physical distancing must be maintained.

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.