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COVID-19 recovery phase: Guidance to early learning and child care facilities and day camps

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Publication Date: 
7 May 2020
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COVID-19 Recovery Phase: Guidance to Early Learning and Childcare Facilities and Day Camps Introduction

As the Government of New Brunswick moves into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is critical that both employers and employees have access to child care for their young children to enable them to return to the workforce. As part of the recovery phase, licensed Early Learning and Childcare Facilities (ELCFs) and unlicensed Day Camps will be permitted to operate. Over night camps are NOT permitted.

The COVID-19 Recovery Phase: Guidance to Early Learning and Childcare Facilities and Day Camps document has been developed to provide clear direction to ELCFs and Day Camps on steps they can take to manage their facilities as safely as possible as they reopen their doors for business. The goal is to create a safe and healthy environment for staff and children by making the necessary adjustments to help limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

This document is specific to COVID-19. For managing other types of communicable diseases, ELCFs are to follow the current Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Early Learning and Childcare Facilities.

During the recovery phase, it is important to understand that these operations are NOT business as usual, and that the directives and advice outlined in this document will remain in place until otherwise advised. For updated information on COVID-19, visit the Government of New Brunswick website

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13 May 2020
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