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Infection Prevention and Control

Children in child care centres are more prone to infections due to exposure to a greater number of germs. To help prevent the spread of respiratory infections and contagious diseases in child care centres:

  1. Ensure children in your facility are immunized.
  2. Encourage parents to keep sick children home until they are well enough to participate in all activities.
  3. Teach children good personal hygiene, including hand washing, not sharing personal items, cutlery or drink cups/bottles, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue or their elbow.
  4. Ensure surfaces in your facility are cleaned and disinfected properly.
  5. Report any suspected or confirmed communicable diseases or outbreaks within your facility to the Public Health Communicable Disease Intake Line at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 349.

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Need More Information About Infection Prevention and Control?

Call the Communicable Disease Intake Line at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 349.

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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.