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Parents sending COVID-19 child to day care and infect other kids

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Parents sending COVID-19 child to day care and infect other kids

So selfish !!

https://www.cp24.com/news/vaughan-paren ... -1.5548617

A Vaughan parent has been handed a hefty fine after York Region Public Health alleges they sent their child who was experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to daycare, a spokesperson for the region confirmed to CP24.

According to York Region Public Health, the incident occurred on Aug. 3 at a child-care facility in the region.

They allege that the parent violated the region’s Sec. 22 order by sending their child to daycare despite the fact that they would not have passed the daily COVID-19 screening tool.

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The parent was subsequently charged $770 and a victim surcharge fee totalling $880.

Officials confirm that 15 children at facility have now tested positive for COVID-19.
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chekacr9 wrote: So selfish !!

https://www.cp24.com/news/vaughan-paren ... -1.5548617

A Vaughan parent has been handed a hefty fine after York Region Public Health alleges they sent their child who was experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to daycare, a spokesperson for the region confirmed to CP24.

According to York Region Public Health, the incident occurred on Aug. 3 at a child-care facility in the region.

They allege that the parent violated the region’s Sec. 22 order by sending their child to daycare despite the fact that they would not have passed the daily COVID-19 screening tool.

PHOTOS
daycare, file
The parent was subsequently charged $770 and a victim surcharge fee totalling $880.

Officials confirm that 15 children at facility have now tested positive for COVID-19.
That's a hefty fine? It's barely even a slap.
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$880 fine is so little.
This parent should be banned for this day care and pay all affected families for having to stay home with their children and miss to go to work + their mental health consequences.

When the consequences is too little, people take a chance,
Just like a $20 parking ticket, when the parking fee is $15. The driver will take a chance not to pay for parking fee, even he got nailed, it is only $5 more.
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These fines need to be multiplied by at least 10 to start getting people to make better decisions when it comes to covid.
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Just fine?

I guess more this type thing will happen especially after back to office. Worst case scenario for some people is just lost a couple days paycheque

Drunk driving can go to jail, why not this
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smartie wrote: Just fine?

I guess more this type thing will happen especially after back to office. Worst case scenario for some people is just lost a couple days paycheque

Drunk driving can go to jail, why not this
Because if the parents go to jail, the kids need to be sent somewhere... like a daycare.
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Akitakara wrote: Because if the parents go to jail, the kids need to be sent somewhere... like a daycare.
Ok, wait for more such cases
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I'm confused why posters above are angry at the parent, and want them to be fined 10x the amount? The only person(s) you should be angry at are the governments and employers:

Employers are forcing people to go back to work. So if the parents have to go to work, what are they supposed to do if the kid has the sniffles? Also I thought the vaccine is our saving grace? Government is sending works back into the office, they are changing the rules so that if you've been vaccinated and are exposed to covid you don't need to isolate....

Pandemic is over!

point is, it's easier said than done, when it come to kids! but yes they should have kept kid home if they were displaying signs of being sick... Welcome to our future. Pandemic is not even over yet, but we are in a rush to open!
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Something is not adding up here. What does this mean "sending their child to daycare despite the fact that they would not have passed the daily COVID-19 screening tool" - who is administering this tool? Did the parent use it or not? If yes, then why did the daycare allow entry? If not, why didn't the daycare make it mandatory? The daycare should be doing a physical check upon entry. It seems to be the daycare should also be held accountable.

I also disagree with making the fine higher. To me, the parent probably felt forced to send their kid to daycare because of work - so what's the answer, put them into more debt possibly? Jail? Honestly people - stop being so short-sighted with your shaming and punitive attitudes.
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hierophant wrote: Something is not adding up here. What does this mean "sending their child to daycare despite the fact that they would not have passed the daily COVID-19 screening tool" - who is administering this tool? Did the parent use it or not? If yes, then why did the daycare allow entry? It seems to be the daycare should also be held accountable.

I also disagree with making the fine higher. To me, the parent probably felt forced to send their kid to daycare because of work - so what's the answer, put them into more debt possibly? Jail? Honestly people - stop being so short-sighted with your shaming and punitive attitudes.
yes the day care also messed up
i believe the process now is if kid comes in, and starts to display symptoms in the day care they will attempt to isolate the child from the other ones and send them home..
so it seems like the parents are being blamed, but, also, your kid could be fine up to the point you drop them off at 8am, only for the kid to get a runny nose at 11am.... well they were already asymptomatic and everyones infected.. then they became symptomatic..

if the day care noticed kid was sick when the kid was dropped off, then they are responsible for not sending the kid home (or attempting to).

this is to much sensationalism and finger pointing and going to make neighbors fight each other over stupidity.
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hierophant wrote: Something is not adding up here. What does this mean "sending their child to daycare despite the fact that they would not have passed the daily COVID-19 screening tool" - who is administering this tool? Did the parent use it or not? If yes, then why did the daycare allow entry? If not, why didn't the daycare make it mandatory? The daycare should be doing a physical check upon entry. It seems to be the daycare should also be held accountable.

I also disagree with making the fine higher. To me, the parent probably felt forced to send their kid to daycare because of work - so what's the answer, put them into more debt possibly? Jail? Honestly people - stop being so short-sighted with your shaming and punitive attitudes.
It adds up just fine. It's a self screening tool. The parents are supposed to go through the list of symptoms and if their child has any, the kid is supposed to stay home. I don't know the details of course, but obviously it's being alleged that the parents chose to ignore the self screening tool. The daycare would have no idea if they ignored it or not. It's the same with schools. It's based on the honour system.
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Akitakara wrote: Because if the parents go to jail, the kids need to be sent somewhere... like a daycare.
they go to Catholic Children's Aid
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This happened weekly, at least, this past school year. We'd have kids in the isolation room with this symptom or that symptom and several of them actually said that they told their parents they weren't feeling well but their parents sent them to school anyway.
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Shaner wrote: It adds up just fine. It's a self screening tool. The parents are supposed to go through the list of symptoms and if their child has any, the kid is supposed to stay home. I don't know the details of course, but obviously it's being alleged that the parents chose to ignore the self screening tool. The daycare would have no idea if they ignored it or not. It's the same with schools. It's based on the honour system.
Disagree. Many of the places I visit do a physical check such a temperature - extra care diligence is required by facilities operating as a daycare to prevent this very issue.
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hierophant wrote: Disagree. Many of the places I visit do a physical check such a temperature - extra care diligence is required by facilities operating as a daycare to prevent this very issue.
I'm not sure if daycares have different policies because they have fewer children, but I can tell you that we did no screening at school whatsoever. It was assumed that parents screened at home. High school students had to complete a York Region Public Health screening tool daily, as did all staff, using our school board Google accounts which logged our responses. That tool has since been replaced by the provincial tool which doesn't need to be shown to anyone and isn't recorded anywhere.
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hierophant wrote: Disagree. Many of the places I visit do a physical check such a temperature - extra care diligence is required by facilities operating as a daycare to prevent this very issue.
Temperature check is a complete waste of time. It's not an effective screening tool whatsoever. It's just window dressing. My son has never had a fever in his life, no matter how sick he was. Other kids get fevers constantly.
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A small price for a VIP(as they call them in Europe) of Vaughan to pay.
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Such a selfish thing to do - putting the children, teachers and everyone related at health and financial risk. All because one parent don't want to take a day off. SMH.

And the checks are useless. The useful check (survey) is done by the parents and we see what happens here when it's up to entitled people. The temp check is useless, not to mention most daycares are already under financial constraints so you get these mickey mouse aliexpress temp guns that's only for show.

I see parents dropping off kids without masks, not having kids wear masks..it's total disrespect. My now 4yo wears one all day everyday since day one and he's the only one. We have no choice but to send him to JK comes September, it's going to be a complete shitshow and I'm pretty worried.
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OntEdTchr wrote: This happened weekly, at least, this past school year. We'd have kids in the isolation room with this symptom or that symptom and several of them actually said that they told their parents they weren't feeling well but their parents sent them to school anyway.
yeah so every time boy cries wolf, they going to answer?
(hypothetical).

anyway, interesting future to come.

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