Late yesterday, the Minister of Education issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following the March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19.
As a result, all childcare programs currently operated within a school building will be closed from March 14 through to April 5, 2020. The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Service Administration Board will also close all EarlyON Child and Family Centers located within the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Prince Township and Goulais River.
We recognize the significant impact this decision will have on families, but this precaution helps to ensure the health and safety of our children and our communities.
For parents receiving childcare services outside of a school setting, please contact your childcare provider directly for more information related to their local operation.