COVID-19: increase the number of children in childcare services in the montreal area

COVID-19: augmentation du nombre d’enfants dans les services de garde de la région montréalaise

As of Monday, the daycare of the Montreal metropolitan Community, in the region of Joliette and The Epiphany will be able to receive up to 75% of the maximum number of children permitted in their establishment.

In regard to the managers of a care service in a family environment, they will be able to accommodate up to five children if they are alone, or seven children if an assistant is present.

Located in areas considered as hot for the COVID-19, these care services have had to wait longer than those elsewhere in Quebec. The latter had received the green light from the public health to increase the number of children to 75% on the 8th of June.

“The pandemic is still present, but recent data show a significant decline in the number of people infected. This new phase of re-opening of child care services in hot zones will give parents more flexibility to balance their professional and family responsibilities,” said Mathieu Lacombe, minister of the Quebec Family, by issuing a press release, Sunday.

The ministry said that if the COVID-19 continued to be controlled, these care services will move to the final phase of the reopening plan gradual in order to accommodate 100% of children from 13 July.

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