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Ontario Parent Fined After Sending Kid To Child Care Centre With COVID-19 Symptoms

15 children have tested positive for COVID-19 at the child care centre.

York Parent Fined After Bringing Kid To Child Care With COVID-19 Symptoms

A child care centre in Vaughan faced an outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this month that lead to 15 children testing positive for COVID-19 so far.

Now, one parent is facing charges after they sent their child to the centre when they were experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

The child "was experiencing symptoms and would not have passed the daily COVID-19 Screening Tool," Patrick Casey, director of corporate communications of the regional municipality of York, told Narcity.

The incident took place on August 3, and the parent has been charged for not complying with the Section 22 Class Order.

This isolation order that came into effect on March 4, 2021, calls for people in York Region to isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have been in close contact with someone who is positive or has grounds to believe they have symptoms of COVID-19.

Casey tells Narcity that the individual has been fined $880.

"If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home until a negative test is received and symptoms are improving for at least 24 hours; if the individual is not tested, then individuals must isolate for 10 days."

Casey says since the Section 22 Class Order was put in place in March, 18 charges have been laid for non-compliance.

This article’s right-hand cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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