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Child Care Centre’s Role in Outbreak Control

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