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What To Do If Your Child Is Ill

 Every day, parents and students are responsible for completing the Alberta Health Services screening questionnaire before arriving at school.
   sick child  
Covid symptoms header
  • fever
  • cough (new or worsening)
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    (new or worsening)
  • runny nose
  • sore throat

What should you do next?

  1. Call the Health Link at 811.
  2. You are legally required to have your child isolate for at least 10 days or until they are symptom free, whichever is longer.
  3. We strongly recommend you have your child tested for COVID-19 (book online at or call 811).
additional symptoms header

Children must stay home and minimize contact with others if they have the following symptoms:

  • chills
  • painful swallowing
  • stuffy nose
  • headache
  • muscle or joint aches
  • feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite
  • loss of sense of smell or taste
  • conjunctivitis (pink eye)

What should you do next?

  1. Call the Health Link at 811.
  2. We strongly encourage you to have your child tested for COVID-19.
  3. Keep your child at home until they are symptom free.

When can your child return to school?

  well child  
covid tested header not covid tested header
positive icon AHS will provide guidance regarding what is required before your child can return to school. When the 10-day isolation is complete and your child is symptom free
negative icon When your child has a negative test result and is symptom free.
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