At this time, the risk of MPOX to children in Toronto is low. Learn more about MPOX, including how to spot the differences between MPOX, chickenpox and hand, foot & mouth disease. Use Toronto Public Health’s guidance to develop infection prevention and control (IPAC) measures that reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.


The information on these webpages is intended to provide infection prevention and control information and resources for child care centre operators in the City of Toronto. The information is based on provincial legislative requirements; reviews of the scientific literature and environmental scans; and guidelines from experts such as the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee, Canadian Paediatric Society, and National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

This guidance is not intended to, nor does it provide legal advice, and should not be relied upon or treated as legal advice.

Infection Prevention & Control Measures

Information on routine practices to prevent the spread of illness.

Policies & Procedures

Information to assist with the development of administrative health policies and procedures.

Information Sheets

Download infection prevention and control fact sheets and posters.

Communicable Disease Information

Review a list of reportable and non-reportable diseases.

Gastrointestinal Outbreak Management

Learn how to monitor, respond to and report illnesses and outbreaks in child care centres.

Immunizations for Staff & Children

Know what vaccines are required for staff and children.

Tuberculosis Screening for Staff

Information regarding tuberculosis screening for staff.

Agencies Who Provide Support

Information on agencies that provide support to child care centres in Toronto.

Floor Plan Review

Information on submitting child care centre floor plans to Toronto Public Health for review.

COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 guidance and resources for child care centres.