Update March 27, 2020:
To add some additional information to our post from yesterday. Our direction to operate has come from the Ministry of Education; they have provided an outline on the tiers that essential service workers must fit into to meet the needs for childcare. In partnership with the Abbotsford School District we are following this tier system.
The tiers are as follows:
o Tier 1: HealthCare and Emergency Responders
o Tier 2: Social Workers, Service Canada Employees, Utility Workers, and
Food Chain Supply Employees
o Tier 3: Teachers and Childcare Employees
Hand in Hand will not be operating at all of our locations. If you are deemed an essential service employee please ensure that you have made contact with the administration office at email@example.com to arrange care.
If you have not prearranged care with the admin office your child cannot attend the program.
March 26, 2020 – Attention Hand in Hand Families: We recognize that the evolving COVID-19 pandemic impacts all of our families and employees. At this time we have been given the direction to operate our child care services only for families that are deemed essential service workers. Our managers have been making continued efforts to contact our families who are employed in an essential service. If you have not had contact from your centre manager and are considered to be an essential service employee please do not hesitate to contact our admin office to arrange care; please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-859-1843 between hours of 9am – 1pm. Beginning Monday March 30th Hand in Hand will be running limited services, children cannot attend a program prior to confirmation of attendance with the administration office.