Covid-19 Updates

Covid-19 Updates

Access updates and communication from Halton Region, Ministry of Education and other system supports.

 

*NEW* Friday October 8, 2021: Halton Diversity Resource Guide. View Document.

 

*NEW* Friday October 8, 2021: Updated COVID-19 Information and FAQs - October 5, 2021. View Document.

 

*NEW* Wednesday October 6, 2021: Updates to the Ministry of Health & Child Care Screening Tool Memo. View Document. View Document in French. 

*NEW* Wednesday October 6, 2021: COVID-19 Screening Tool for Employees and essential visitors in school and child care settings. View Document. View Document in French. 

*NEW* Wednesday October 6, 2021: COVID-19 Screening Tool for Students & Children in School and Child Care Settings. View Document. View Document in French. 

Wednesday September 22, 2021: Information Session with Halton Region Public Health Recording  - September 7, 2021

Friday September 3, 2021: Resource guide for licensed child care. View Document. View Document in French. 

Friday September 3, 2021: Updated Public Health Covid Guidelines: Child Care Setting. View Document. 

Monday August 30, 2021: COVID 19 - Screening tool for employees/visitors. View Document. View Document in French.

Monday August 30, 2021: COVID 19 - Screening tool for students and child care  View Document. View Document in French.

Monday August 30, 2021: COVID 19 - Updates to the Ministry of Health School and Child Care Screening Tool. View Document. View Document in French.

Thursday August 5, 2021: Memo Updated Health & Safety Guidelines. View Document. View Document in French.

Thursday August 5, 2021: Child Care COVID-19 Operational Guidelines. View Document. View Document in French.

Thursday August 5, 2021: Ministry of Education, Before and After School Guidelines. View Document. View Document in French.

Thursday August 5, 2021: EarlyON - Operational Guidelines. View Document. View Document in French.

Wednesday August 4, 2021: Information and Guidance for Promoting Vaccination. View Document.

Wednesday August 4, 2021: Vaccine Hesitancy Resources. View Document. 

Wednesday August 4, 2021: Vaccine Key Messages. View Document.

Wednesday August 4, 2021:  Vaccine FAQs. View Document.

Monday July 19, 2021: Updates to the School and Child Care Screener and Ministry of Health Guidance to Public Health Units.  View Document. View Document in French.

Monday July 19, 2021: Updates to the School and Child Care Screener and Ministry of Health Guidance to Public Health Units. View Document. View Document in French.

Monday July 19, 2021: Updates to the School and Child Care Screener and Ministry of Health Guidance to Public Health Units.View the Document.View the Document in French.

Friday June 25, 2021: Amendments to the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015.View the Document.View the Document in French.

Friday June 11, 2021: Vaccines Awareness with Dr. Oda Webinar Recordings - May 18, 2021 & May 26, 2021

Tuesday June 8, 2021: Updates to the School and Child Care Screener and Ministry of Health Guidance to Public Health Units. View Memo. View Memo in French. 

Tuesday June 8, 2021: COVID-19 school and child care screening. View Document. View Document in French.

Tuesday June 8, 2021: COVID-19 screening tool for employees and essential visitors in schools and child care settings. View Document. View Document in French. 

Monday June 7, 2021: Public Health releases Preventing COVID-19 Refresher Presentations for School and Childcare Settings. View Videos.

Thursday June 3, 2021: Ministry of Education announces Memo to Child Care Licensees. View Document. View Document in French.

Friday May 28, 2021: Covid-19 Rapid Testing Information- can now be found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-free-rapid-tests.

Friday May 28, 2021: The Ministry is in the process of updating their website.  Resources for child care and early years programs are transitioning to the Ontario.ca website.

Friday May 28, 2021: New links for the child care licensing manuals and How Does Learning Happen? are noted below.  You can also use the search function on Ontario.ca 


Wednesday, April 28, 2021:
Ministry of Education releases COVID-19 Vaccine Update – Access for Child Care Workers. View Document. View French Document. 

Friday, March 19, 2021: Ministry of Education releases an updated Operational Guidance for Child Care During COVID-19 Outbreak (version 5). View Document.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021: Halton Region releases an updated  COVID-19 FAQs. View Document.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021: Summary of Updates from previous version.  View Document.

Monday March 1, 2021: Ministry of Education - Tip Sheet Requirements for March 8, 2021 Implementation Regulatory Changes under Ontario Regulation 137/15 of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA). View Document. View Document in French. 

Monday, March 1, 2021: Ministry of Education - Memo. View Document. View Document in French.

Monday February 23, 2021: Ministry of Education - Operator Memo. View Document. View Document in French.

Thursday February 11, 2021: Ministry of Education - Child Care Updates. View Document. View Document in French. 

Thursday January 28, 2021: Ministry of Education - Child Care Updates. View Document. View Document in French.

Thursday December 24, 2020: Ministry of Education - Child Care Impacts of Time-Limited Public Health Actions. View Document. View Document in French.

Thursday December 17, 2020: Halton Region releases updated COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines: Child Care Settings. View the document.

Thursday December 17, 2020: Halton Region releases an  updated FAQs on reopening Child Care. View the document. 

Monday December 7, 2020: Halton Region releases Exclusion Periods for Those Who Were Not Tested for Covid-19.View the document.

Monday , November 16, 2020: Operational Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak Version 4 Revised November 2020. View Document. 

Monday, November 16, 2020: Memo: Supports Available for the Early Years and Child Care Sector in Halton 

Monday, November 16, 2020: Chart: Supports Available for the Early Years and Child Care Sector in Halton 

Friday, October 9, 2020: Halton Region releases an  updated FAQs on reopening Child Care. View the document. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020: Ministry of Health - COVID- 19 Screening Tool for Children in School and Child Care. View the document

Monday, September 28, 2020: Halton Region - Communicating a Positive Case of COVID-19. View the document. 

Monday, September 28, 2020: Halton Region - COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines: Child Care Settings. View the document.

Sunday, September 25, 2020: Ministry of Health - Workplace Screen Tool Guidelines. View the document.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020: Ministry of Health- COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms. View the document

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020: Halton Region Children's Services COVID-19 Funding Webinar Questions and Answers. View the webinar question and answers.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020: Halton Region Children's Services COVID-19 Child Care Funding Operator Webinar Slide Show. View the slideshow slides.

Monday, September 21, 2020:  Halton Region releases an updated FAQ on re-opening child care. View the document

Thursday August 13th, 2020: THRC Educator to Educator Panel Presentation on August 11, 2020. See the video

Thursday, July 30, 2020: The Ontario government announced its plan to allow licensed child care centres across Ontario to open at full capacity starting September 1, 2020. Read the news release.

Thursday July 30, 2020: Ontario Continues to Gradually and Safely Reopen Child Care for Working Parents

Wednesday July 29th, 2020:Recommendations for School Reopening from Sick Kids

Tuesday, July 7, 2020: Halton Region releases new information for Child Care Operators in Halton. View the memo.

Friday, July, 2020: THRC releases a document recounting the June 17th Emergency Child Care Panel, including a Question and Answer section. View the document.

Thursday, May 28, 2020: THRC shares a letter with the community. Read the full communication. 

Friday, May 1, 2020: MCRC shares a video message from our Executive Director, Rebecca Barrows-Vrankulj, with MCRC families. See the video. 

Thursday, April 23, 2020: MCRC receives a communication from Halton Region's Director of Children's Services re: Emergency Child Care eligibility. Read the full communication.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020: MCRC shares a document from CAMH's Shkwaabe Makwa program on Mental Health. View the document.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020: Ontario Government releases a list of Essential Workplaces that will not be ordered to shut down as of Wednesday, March 25. The list includes child care services for essential workers, and home child care services of less than six children. Read the full list here.

Sunday, March 22, 2020: Ontario's Education Minister announces that some child care centres in the province will re-open as emergency child care centres for healthcare and frontline workers. Read the article.

Thursday, March 19, 2020: MCRC sources information on cyber security and avoiding phishing scam

Thursday, March 19, 2020: MCRC receives the following information from the Ministry of Health:
Guidance for Food Premises     Guidance for Personal Service Settings     Ontario Blood Utilization poster

Monday, March 16, 2020: The Halton Resource Connection circulates a letter to all child care centres supported by Quality First and In Centre Support to inform them that no THRC staff will be visiting their centre between March 16 - April 5, 2020. Read the communication. 

Sunday, March 15, 2020: The Halton Resource Connection announces all programs are closed from Monday, March 16 to Sunday, April 5, 2020. Read the communication. 

Friday, March 13, 2020: The Halton Resource Connection postpones all Professional Learning sessions scheduled between March 16 and April 5, 2020.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020: The Region of Halton circulates an update re: COVID-19 to child care centres in Halton. Read the update

Tuesday, March 3, 2020: The Region of Halton circulates a translated COVID-19 update in 3 languages: FrenchSimplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese 

Monday, March 2, 2020: The Region of Halton circulates an update re: COVID-19 to child care centres in Halton. Read the update

 

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