What to Do If Someone Tested Positive in Your Child’s Class

Lisa C. Community, Updates

It is the 2020 back-to-school season!

Going back to the classroom in the middle of a pandemic makes us all feel nervous and unsure. These days one of the most frequently asked questions is:

What should we do if someone in the class tested positive for coronavirus?

Alberta’s top doctor Dr. Hinshaw answered this question at her latest media briefing last night. If another student in the child’s class tests positive for coronavirus, everyone in contact with that student should stay home for 14 days.

Depending on the student’s age,
  1. Teenagers in high school who are old enough can take care of their own daily tasks such as eating and bathing. They can self-isolate away from other family members;
  2. For younger students, families are advised to pick one person to care for the child, and everyone else should distance from those two for 14 days from last exposure.

Watch the entire update here: https://www.facebook.com/youralberta.ca/videos/338515544002486/

Word of the Day:

Exposure: the state of being exposed to contact with something

More information:

https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=73110F3C6DFEA-CC81-017D-0B607476FD35E6D0

https://dailyhive.com/calgary/coronavirus-contact-school-what-to-do?fbclid=IwAR2coEm-SPVTHu2E6CxiwyJ9DGhx1X_Iaxc1rCMl2Sgck-RygRo9-VMAeAc