WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD HAS/DEVELOPS A COVID SYMPTOM?

If your child has symptoms that are found on the COVID-19 School Screening Assessment found here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ they should stay home.

Furthermore, if ANYONE in your household is staying home because of any symptoms (even just one), then EVERYONE in your household should isolate.

This isolation period for the symptomatic individual can end when ANY of the following happens:

  • There is a negative COVID-19 test
  • There is an alternate diagnosis from a medical professional
  • 10 days have passed since the symptom started, and it has not gotten worse, however, the remainder of the household must isolate for 14 days after the last contact with the symptomatic individual

This isolation period for the asymptomatic family members can end when ANY of the following happens:

  • The negative test results are received and confirmed
  • There is an alternate diagnosis from a medical professional
  • 14 days have passed since the last contact with the symptomatic family member (if there is no test result or alternate medical diagnosis)

This is a big change!  Please know that this applies to our students and their families, and our staff and their families.  This could present significant challenges over the course of the next few months and we thank you for your patience and support in advance.  Public Health is trying to keep everyone as healthy as possible.

In the meantime, please continue to practice proper handwashing, sanitizing, masking, and social distancing so that we can work together to keep everyone safe, healthy and in school.

WHAT DO I SAY WHEN I AM CALLING MY CHILD IN SICK?

When calling your child in ILL from school, please describe the symptom and let the office know which of the following you will seek:

  • A COVID-19 test
  • Going to the doctor, or
  • Self-isolating your family (siblings included)

A reminder that if one of your children has a COVID symptom ALL siblings from the school must stay at home as well.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  We know that the next few months might be very challenging for your family as we follow these new protocols.