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20
May

Is day care safe during the coronavirus pandemic? It depends. Here are some guidelines.

EXCERPTS Child care during the coronavirus pandemic can best be described as clinical.  Temperature checks, hand-washing and face masks are constants at preschools and child care centers around the country. Class sizes...
19
May

Denmark gives green light to children's pyjama parties

Children in Denmark have been given the green light to play with as many friends as they like, for as long as they want, and even to hold pyjama parties. EXCERPTS In new guidelines issued on...
19
May

Feds quietly probe expanded role for child care in post-pandemic recovery

EXCERPTS  OTTAWA—The federal government has been quietly probing how to provide provinces with more money annually for child care, as part of what sources describe as an issue that is at, or near, the top of the Liberal...
19
May

Public health intrim guidance for Yukon daycares and day homes: Enhanced measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

EXCERPTS UPDATED: MAY 14, 2020 This guidance document is informed by the Yukon public health reopening plan and is also in keepingwith “Six steps to staying safe: COVID-19” and the latest information on the yukon.ca/...
14
May

Covid-19 and children: what does the science tell us, and what does this mean as the lockdown is eased?

Key pointsAs this is a longish post – perhaps a 10-minute read – here are the main takeaways: Children are much less likely to become seriously ill from Covid-19 than adults, and appear less likely to become infected....
13
May

Trudeau advisers say there is a way out of the Covid-19 downturn: Child care

The crisis has hit women especially hard. EXCEPRTS OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau, Canada’s self-described feminist prime minister, is facing a test of those bona fides with pressure to counter...
13
May

Nova Scotia schools to stay closed for remainder of the academic year

EXCERPTS Public schools in Nova Scotia will not be reopening for the rest of the 2019/20 school year, Premier Stephen McNeil announced on Friday. “I want to let parents, caregivers and teachers know your children will...
13
May

Some daycare operators, parents worried about plan to reopen amid COVID-19 pandemic

Allowing groups of up to 15 children without physical distancing raises fear of spread EXCERPTS No play dough. No puzzles. No dress-up clothes. No stuffed animals. Nothing that can't be...
13
May

Alberta to reopen daycares with limited capacity, health screening

EXCERPTS Alberta daycares preparing to open as early as Thursday will be limited to 10 people per room and must implement increased cleaning and daily health screening to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
13
May

Province moves to Phase 2 (Orange) of recovery plan; no new cases of COVID-19

EXCERPTS FREDERICTON (GNB) – The province’s COVID-19 recovery plan has transitioned to the next phase, Premier Blaine Higgs announced today. Phase 2, also designated as Orange level, includes the resumption of elective...

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