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Child care now available for essential workers

Child care is available for essential service workers at Klorious Kids Day Care. 

MLA Tany Yao said the province selected child care centres to open based on proximity to health care facilities.

“Access to child care should not be a barrier for those who are doing the work required to maintain essential services for all Albertans,” Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz said. “We are grateful to the workers for continuing to get the job done and we thank those child care operators for stepping up to provide this important service.”

The centre will be limited to 30 people, including staff, and will have to adhere to strict sanitization practices based on specific instructions from Dr. Deena Hinshaw.

Owner of Klorious Kids, Bim Ogunye said all children will be screened before being allowed to go to the centre and will be practicing physical distancing while on site.

Parents who are eligible should only apply if it’s the only way they can go to work.

Registration for Klorious Kids can be done online or phone at 780-715-2228.

All other licensed child care centres are to remain closed. Approved family day homes may remain open but limited to six children, not including the operators’ own children.

-with files from Josh Ritchie 660 News