COVID -19 Impact Update: New Steps Childcare Closure

Thank you for your patience as DPCDSB has worked towards providing the most up-to-date information regarding the status of our facilities and the impact on our child care operators and community partners. 

Based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Tablethe Minister of Education has issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. This order was approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. This means that Ontario schools have been ordered to remain closed from March 14 through to April 5, 2020.

In view of the preceding, please be advised that all child care operations, camps, and Early On Centres will be closed and all permits will cancelled March 14th through to April 5th, inclusive.  

We thank you for your understanding in this matter.  We encourage you and your families to follow us on Twitter (@DPCDSBSchools) and to monitor the DPCDSB website ( where we post all updated information.  This page is accessible through a linked button (chicklet) on the main board webpage, all school webpages and on the yellow ALERT banner that appears at the top of every page on the DPCDSB website.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.


Stephanie Cox, MCIP, RPP

Manager of Planning

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board