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COVID-19 Resources for RECEs

Government Updates and Resources

As of August 18, 2021, individuals aged 12 or older, as well as youth born in 2009 or earlier, are eligible to book a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointment to get their first or second dose through the provincial booking system,  their local public health unit pharmacies, or can walk-in to vaccination clinics across Ontario.

Federal Announcements:

October 21, 2021 – Prime Minister announces standardized Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel

April 21, 2021 – $10 a Day Child Care for Canadian Families

Provincial Announcements:

November 22, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open For All Children Aged Five to 11

October 5, 2021Targeted COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening to Keep Students Safe

August 17, 2021 – Ontario Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Mandatory for High-Risk Settings. Province to Begin Offering Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines to Most Vulnerable Ontarians

May 21, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+ Ahead of Schedule

May 17, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule. Province Invites All Adults to Schedule Their First Dose Appointment.

April 27, 2021 – Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking to Individuals 45 and Over in Hot Spot Communities. Licensed Child Care Workers Across Ontario Eligible to Book Vaccine Appointments This Week.

April 19, 2021 – Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+

April 15, 2021 – Ontario Announces Emergency Child Care for Critical Frontline Workers

April 7, 2021 – Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

April 1, 2021 – Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake

March 5, 2021 – Ontario Ready to Rollout Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan Reach out to your local public health unit for more information about eligibility and scheduling an appointment: https://www.phdapps.health.gov.on.ca/phulocator/

February 26, 2021 – Ontario Takes Action to Support Working Families and Improve Child Care

February 7, 2021 – Ontario Expands Emergency Child Care to More Frontline Workers

January 12, 2021 – Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

November 30, 2020 – Ontario Providing Additional Financial Support for Young Learners

October 1, 2020 – Ontario Revises COVID-19 Screening Guidance for Schools and Child Care

September 11, 2020 – Ontario Launches COVID-19 School and Licensed Child Care-specific Web Page

September 3, 2020 – Governments Extend Child Care Funding to Support Working Parents


Before and After School Programs Operational Guidance

Government of Canada’s Guidance Document – check regularly for updates

How Does Learning Happen? – Pedagogical Approaches for Reopening Child Care

Immunization Disclosure Policy and Health and Safety Updates

Learning at Home for Ontario’s Students

Ontario Government’s Webpage on COVID-19 – check regularly for updates

Operational Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak Child Care Re-Opening

Operational Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak EarlyON Re-opening

Public Health

Resource guide for licensed child care. Covid-19 immunization disclosure policy

Tip Sheet for Licensed Home Child Care. Using Medical Masks, Eye Protection and Face Coverings