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Emergency Child Care - Updated

​On Monday, December 21, the Premier of Ontario announced Safer at Home Restrictions for the next 28 days and ordered a range of time-limited public health actions to help curb the spread of COVID-19. On January 25th, the closure of all elementary schools, publicly-funded and private, for in-person learning was extended, with students enrolled in publicly-funded schools moving to virtual learning from January 4 until February 10, 2021. For more details, click HERE.

On February 3, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that elementary and secondary schools in the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will return to in-person learning on Monday, February 8, 2021, based on the advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, the unanimous recommendation of the Council of Medical Officers of Health, and with the support of local Medical Officers of Health.

Given this direction, before and after school child care programs are permitted to resume on that day, therefore February 5 will be the last day for emergency child care within the region. 

​For more information, please ​contact Heather St.​ Germain at heather.stgermain@simcoe.ca