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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
Child Care

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers

Last updated: Sept 7, 2022

If are you looking for general information about COVID-19, please visit our main COVID-19 web page. The content below is intended for child care providers.

Visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or you are a high risk contact.

Screening and Symptom Management

Illness Reporting

Individual cases of COVID-19 are not reported to Public Health. Please direct cases to follow guidance at

In place of reporting of individual cases of COVID-19, childcare centres will report illness-related absences, see protocol below.

Please use this form to report or call the Communicable Disease Intake Line at 613-966-5513 ext. 349 and provide date, name of childcare centre, contact name and phone number, and % absences.

Guidance – Overall

Environmental Cleaning

Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

For more resources & videos, visit infection control for educators web page.

Information for Parents and Caregivers

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All individuals ≥ 5 yrs of age are eligible to receive a COVID-19 bivalent booster dose 6 months after previous COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointments can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  


For the most up to date information on current provincial guidelines and advice in case of exposure, visit

The Ministry of Health has launched a toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.