Our provincial government announced this afternoon that effective Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m., all of Ontario will enter into a stay at home order for the next four weeks in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This means we should only leave home for essential purposes such as work, grocery shopping, health care appointments etc.
As a result of this lock down, for everyone’s safety, the difficult decision has been made to cancel respite services until (minimally) April 19 at which time current conditions will be re-assessed. We are, however, continuing to provide scheduled 1:1 (only) appointments which are being delivered in accordance with strict protocols. ErinoakKids’ infection control protocols exceed all recommendations of Public Health, and combined with appropriate use of PPE provide high levels of protection to our clients and families, as well as staff.
In order to continue delivery of essential services, we will remain vigilant in requiring staff, client families and all who attend our sites to adhere to our health and safety protocols. This includes (but is not limited to) the requirement that all persons entering out site answer COVID-19 screening questions that can be found on our COVID-19 resource page
. Please review these questions before your appointment to ensure that you are cleared to enter the site.
We continue to monitor conditions on a daily basis and will post updates on our website. Please check back regularly, and stay safe.