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Blog: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Returning to School After Illness

Anyone experiencing symptoms of illness should not return to school until they have been assessed by a health-care provider* to exclude COVID-19 or other infectious diseases AND  their symptoms have improved (i.e. only mild symptoms remain like a sustained cough or an occasionally runny nose).  A doctor's note is not required for students or staff to return to school.

If a health assessment recommends testing to exclude COVID-19, students and staff who have been tested must stay home while awaiting their test results.  

Students and staff with symptoms who have had COVID-19 excluded should not return to school until their symptoms have improved and they feel well enough.

If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the health authority will provide further instructions to the student or staff member on when they can return to school.

Individuals who have traveled out of the country must self-isolate for 14 days.

*Please call the 811 Health Line, or your doctor for advice.