Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.  Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

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Guidance for Child Care Facilities

At this time, the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan has not directed that child care centres cease operations. However, as circumstances change that decision may be revisited.

Effective March 23, 2020, child care facilities are limited to a maximum of eight children, unless they can configure the facility so that a maximum of eight children are kept in a space and be in accordance with the Saskatchewan child care guidelines available in the Child Care Licensee Manual.

Additionally, all child care centres that are co-located with a long-term care or personal care home that meet the above restriction shall be segregated with a private entrance so that there are no shared common areas within the home and no interaction between child care children and residents of the facility.

There are also increased cleaning and sanitizing procedures in place with which the Ministry of Education has offered to assist child care centres.

The Ministry of Education has developed measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in operating child care facilities.

This information is designed to help protect the health and safety of children, families, child care facility staff and the larger community during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 30, 2020, government announced that anyone currently working or returning to work under Phase I and Phase II of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan will have access to licensed child care services located within Saskatchewan schools. These child care services are for these particular workers who do not have other child care options available to them.

The Ministry of Education has information available for these workers, including:

  • Eligibility for child care;
  • Lists of available licensed child care centres; and,
  • Application for child care.

Are there special steps my daycare can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and is transmitted in the same fashion as influenza. Administrators, teachers, caregivers, parents and students should take the same precautions they do to prevent the spread of influenza.

The Ministry of Education has developed measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in operating child care facilities.

This information is designed to help protect the health and safety of children, families, child care facility staff and the larger community during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Practice good cough/sneeze etiquette (into your elbow or tissue and immediately throw the tissue away), wash hands frequently and immediately after using tissues. Individuals who are sick should stay home.

Hard surfaces (i.e. toys, counters, door knobs) should be cleaned frequently and when obviously soiled with an approved disinfecting solution such as household bleach (one part bleach to 50 parts water).

There is no special handling requirement for soiled laundry, such as blankets or towels.

I have a child in my daycare that has developed a fever and shortness of breath. What do I do?
If you see symptoms of respiratory illness in a child (i.e. fever, coughing, shortness of breath), place that child in a separate space or distance them from other children until their parent or caregiver can come for them. This distance should ideally be two metres, but at a minimum one metre.

Provide them with tissues to support good cough and sneeze etiquette and remind them to maintain good hand hygiene. After they have been picked up, use a disinfectant cleanser for the surfaces they have contacted.

It is important that a parent or caregiver can pick up the child and that they not take the bus or other mass transit while they are symptomatic. If there is no option except for that child to take the bus, advise the bus driver to try to maintain ideally two metres, but at a minimum one metre distance between themselves and other passengers for the best protection.

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