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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
Child Care

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers

Last updated: May 11, 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.

Have a COVID-19 related question not answered on this page? Complete this form and we will get back to you shortly.

Screening and Symptom Management

COVID-19 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, schools will report illness-related absences, see protocol below.

If illness related absences are 30% over baseline, please use this form to report or call the Communicable Disease Intake Line at 613-966-5513 ext 349 and provide date, school name, contact name and phone number, and % absences.

Guidance – Overall

Guidance – Health and Safety

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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Symptoms or exposure? Visit for the most up to date information about what to do.

For the most up to date information on current provincial restrictions, visit

The Ministry of Health has launched a new 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.


Appointments for individuals 5+ 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.  Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.