Parents and guardians are reminded to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in your children and to complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for Schools each morning before sending your children to school.
What to Do If Your Child Has COVID-19 Like Symptoms
When a child is sick with new or worsening COVID-19 like symptoms, parents and guardians must follow one of the following three options:
- Have your child tested for COVID-19 and keep them home to self-isolate until the test results are revealed; test results will indicate the next steps.
- If your child has an alternative diagnosis provided by a health care provider, they may return to school once it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms have started improving.
- Keep your child home to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days. They may return to school after the 14-day period once it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms have started improving.
The attached flowchart , developed by Halton Public Health, provides additional information about the symptom protocol process in place in Halton schools.
Thank you for your ongoing support as we work together to help keep our school healthy and safe for all.