Isolation Requirements for School

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

When should children be isolated from school? How long should they stay at home? The Government of Alberta has added more information for parents about dealing with illness and isolation requirements.

If a student show symptoms, use the following chart to find required actions:

SymptomsRequirements
– Fever
– Cough
– Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
– Runny nose
– Sore throat
Isolate for a minimum of 10 days from when their symptoms started or until their symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.

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– Chills
– Painful swallowing
– Stuffy nose
– Headache
– Muscle or joint aches
– Feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion
– Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite)
– Loss of sense of smell or taste
– Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
No mandatory requirements to isolate for these symptoms, however, it is recommended that a student stay at home until their symptoms go away.

More information: https://www.alberta.ca/k-to-12-school-re-entry-2020-21-school-year.aspx

Also check out the most recent updates on COVID-19 testing: https://settlementcalgary.com/?s=COVID+TEST

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