Child Care Algoma closes program east of the city


Child Care Algoma has told parents and guardians of children who attend Echo Bay Early Learning and Care it will be closed temporarily due to COVID.

The letter dated April 10, 2021 partially states,

“You are being advised that individuals associated with Echo Bay Early Learning and Care Program have tested positive for COVID-19,” states the letter.  “As an extreme precautionary measure Child Care Algoma has made the difficult decision to close the Echo Bay Early Learning and Care Program and the Extended Day Program effective immediately. The Program will remain closed until April 26, 2021.”

The full letter can be seen below –

Letter courtesy of concerned citizen.

Algoma Public Health issued a statement with their nightly case update.

“Algoma Public Health has also declared an outbreak at Echo Bay Early Learning Centre (Child Care Algoma). 

In accordance with provincial guidance, an outbreak in a child care setting is declared when two or more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 are linked and occur within 14 days of each other, and at least one case could have acquired their infection in the child care setting.

At this time, Child Care Algoma has made the decision to close the Echo Bay Early Learning and Care Program until Monday, April 26, 2021.

All high risk close contacts have been identified by APH and instructions have been provided regarding COVID-19 testing and self-isolation requirements. Working with the child care centre, APH will continue to review and reinforce infection prevention and control practices to help prevent COVID-19 transmission.”

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*an earlier version of this story named the organization as Early Childhood Algoma, we regret the confusion this may have caused.