Since we first learned of COVID-19 as an emerging public health issue, CDSSAB has been diligently monitoring the developing situation to protect the health and well-being of all employees, service providers, and clients.  Given the latest announcement from Premier Doug Ford on the closure of schools, today we are taking further action.

 

The people we serve are our top priority. As of March 16, 2020, all EarlyON Child & Family Centres will be closed until the govermnent declares when it is safe to reopen.

 

We recognize the significant impact this decision will have on service providers, children, families, as well as the broader community, but this precaution is necessary to keep people safe.

 

This decision reflects current knowledge and available information. It will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure it remains aligned with national, provincial and local developments and reflects current knowledge on COVID-19. Discretion may be required in the implementation of the Plan depending on changing circumstances.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Together we can ensure the health and well being of the people we serve. If you have any questions or concerns, please forward them to Gabriella Desmarais-Brunet, Program Manager EarlyON Child & Family Centre Quality Assurance via email at DesmaraG@cdssab.on.ca.