Ontario takes steps to ensure frontline staff can continue to work.
Health care and other frontline workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police, and correctional officers, will be able to access safe, local emergency child care. These child care centres will be required to follow existing health and safety requirements and have a plan in place should any staff, children or parents be exposed to the virus.
Toronto is to offer free 24-7 child care for essential workers after Ontario gives go-ahead.
Once emergency child care centres open, a list of locations will be made available on ontario.ca/coronavirus.