'Difficult situation' for families impacted by Watson Lake Daycare exposure notice


Although the Watson Lake Daycare remains open, many parents are staying home with their kids who attend it after a COVID-19 exposure notice was issued on Wednesday, according to the town’s mayor.

Chris Irvin acknowledged the exposure notice put many parents in “a difficult situation” as there is only one daycare in Watson Lake.

“People are staying home from work,” he said. “There are some people that can afford to do that. Some people that can’t.”

The exposure notice was for children and staff who attended the infant group, toddler group and preschool group at the the community’s only daycare on Sept. 8 and 9.

Children and staff in those groups were recommended to self-isolate until Sept. 19 and

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