Doug Ford’s COVID Cover-up Puts Children in Daycare at Risk

TORONTO – Ontario Liberals are fighting back against Doug Ford’s COVID cover-up. Refusing to report on case numbers in childcare and education is putting our children in danger.

“Children in daycares are still too young to be vaccinated and must be protected from the fifth wave,” stated Ontario Liberal Leader, Steven Del Duca. “Instead of doing everything he can to make daycares safe for children and early childhood educators, he is covering up the mess by refusing to report case numbers in childcare or schools.”

“Children and early childhood educators in our daycares don’t have access to the PPE or tests that our schools are getting, but they face the same risks. Doug Ford needs to get PPE and tests into daycares immediately, and stop hiding the number of COVID cases.”

“We already know schools aren’t safe to reopen because Doug Ford closed them yesterday, but daycares are still scheduled to open this week. His COVID cover-up is only causing parents more anxiety during this incredibly difficult time.”

Ontario Liberals released a strong plan to battle the fifth wave in November, weeks before Omicron was first detected. Doug Ford ignored those measures and now schools are closed and daycares are being left unprotected.

“I am demanding that Doug Ford immediately ends his dangerous COVID cover-up and resumes reporting of case counts in schools and daycares,” added Del Duca. “Covering up the crisis by hiding the number of cases is just a reckless attempt to save the Conservative re-election campaign.”

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