Dufferin Temporary Emergency Child Care For School Age Children

Jan 6th, 2022
By rwhelan

Effective Wednesday, January 2, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., the Ontario Government announced the return to a modified version of Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen for at least 21 days.

Additionally, on Monday, January 3, 2022, the Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools back to remote learning following the holiday break. This move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risk posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the spike in hospital admissions. Schools will be eligible to return to in-person learning no sooner than Thursday, January 27, 2022, subject to trends in public health and health system indicators.

As part of the response to the Omicron variant, the County of Dufferin is pleased to announce a targeted Dufferin Temporary Emergency Child Care Program for School Age Children of health care and other eligible frontline workers. The cost of this temporary child care program will be funded by the County of Dufferin. There will be no cost to families.

For more information, eligibility details, and to apply for this service, please click here.

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