All child care centres are legally responsible for reporting enteric and/or respiratory outbreaks to the local public health unit. Once the outbreak has been reported, the centre is required to:
- Follow all health unit recommendations and requirements.
- Assist the investigating public health staff by facilitating the collection of requested specimen samples and providing the necessary information about children and staff.
- Immediately report changes associated with the outbreak and provide updated information about the outbreak on a daily basis (see General Line Listing (PDF)).
- Communicate necessary information to the families of children attending the centre.
Last modified: February 19, 2020