From: Shannon Fuller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Early Years and Child Care Division
Date: April 23, 2020
I would like to acknowledge your sustained commitment to the health and well-being of Ontario families and to our vital child care sector during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Your patience is greatly appreciated, and your ongoing partnership has been crucial during these challenging times.
Based on the advice of our Chief Medical Officer of Health and other leading public health officials, the Emergency Order closing licensed child care centres, and all
facilities providing indoor recreational programs including EarlyON Child and Family Centres has been extended until May 6, 2020.
The order does not to apply to those licensed child care centres approved to provide emergency care for health care and other eligible frontline workers. Additionally, it
does not apply to home-based child care (licensed and unlicensed).
The emergency order to immediately prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people has also been extended to May 6, 2020. This does not apply to those licensed child care centres approved to provide emergency care for health care and frontline workers. Additionally, it does not currently apply to home-based child care (licensed and unlicensed).
As the COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario continues to evolve, we are committed to keeping you informed and to keeping everyone safe. Thank you again for your flexibility and continued collaboration.