Tłı̨chǫ Government provides emergency child care for essential workers during COVID-19

Stanton Territorial Hospital. (File photo/CKLB)

The Tłı̨chǫ Government is providing emergency child care in Behchokǫ̀ for essential service workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a news release, the Tłı̨chǫ Government says it is responding to “a critical need for emergency daycare services” in the community. The Tłı̨chǫ Government says this is not a regular daycare service. The temporary emergency arrangement will operate for as long as “pandemic lockdown conditions” are in force in the community.

“Our Government will do what is needed to ensure health care and frontline workers have our support to continue to work and keep our people and communities safe,” Grand Chief George Mackenzie said. 

(Photo courtesy of the Tłı̨chǫ Government.)

The government says, your supervisor must recommend you if you are an essential services worker to qualify for service.

“All health and safety directives and guidelines from the Chief Public Health Officer and the WSCC are being followed to ensure a high level of cleanliness and protection in the centre for both children and staff,” the Tłı̨chǫ Government said.

Reserved services for emergency child care are exclusively for children of essential service workers who have no other alternatives.

The government says “the safest option for your family is to have children remain at home if at all possible.”

For more information visit www.tlicho.ca


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