Whether licensed or unlicensed (friends, family, in home private child care), the Timiskaming Heath Unit strongly recommends the following to all those providing child care:

  • Cohorting - putting children and staff in groups;
  • COVID-19 response plan - all child care settings will be required to have a plan in place if a child, parent or staff member/provider is exposed to COVID-19;
  • Screening - all staff and children must be screened prior to entry to the child care setting. Anyone feeling unwell must stay home; 
  • Daily attendance records - child care settings must keep daily records of all attendees in order to support contact tracing;
  • Cleaning - child care settings must be thoroughly cleaned before opening and frequently thereafter;
  • Implementing drop-off and pick-up protocols in a way that facilitates physical distancing. 

COVID-19 self-assessment

Monitor and screen for symptoms of COVID-19. Use the online COVID-19 school and child care screening (Government of Ontario).

COVID-19 Vaccines

     Click to go to Vaccines for Youth     Click to go to Vaccination for children 5 to 11 years old.