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Covid-19 - Update #56

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

The Ontario government is opening provincial parks and conservation reserves for limited day-use access. The first areas will open on Monday, May 11, 2020, with the remaining areas opening on Friday, May 15, 2020. At this time, recreational activities will be limited to walking, hiking, biking and birdwatching. Day visitors will also be able to access all parks and conservation reserves for free until the end of the month.

The Ontario Government is protecting licensed child care in Ontario during the COVID-19 outbreak by ensuring parents retain access to local licensed child care, as well as EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

The Ontario government has approved an emergency order that would enable available school board employees to be voluntarily redeployed to congregate care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic, including hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement homes, and women's shelters.