Covid-19 Symptoms 

Fever, chills, sore throat/painful swallowing, runny nose/congestion, feeling unwell/fatigued, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, unexplained loss of appetite, muscle/joint aches, headache or conjunctivitis

Screening for illness

Students and staff will still be expected to use the daily checklist to identify if they should attend or stay home

If a student/Staff showing signs of Covid-19 symptoms 

A negative Test
Stay home until your symptoms have resolved

A positive test
Isolate: for at least 10 days or until symptoms have improved, and until you have no fever for 24 hours, without using fever-reducing medications, whichever is longer

Showing signs of illness while at school

If a student or staff member shows symptoms during the school day, they will need to leave the school. Staff are expected to have emergency plans available for such a situation. 

When a student is showing symptoms

the student will be isolated in a room
contact parents or guardians to pick up their child immediately
follow health protocols around personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning and disinfecting the are
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If there is a case of COVID-19 at school

As the school year starts, the province has indicated that schools will not be informed about individual cases of COVID-19.  Staff and students may choose to notify a school about a positive COVID-19 test, but it is not required.  If we receive notification of a positive case from Alberta Health Services, we will communicate with families in the affected class
Quarantine is not required for close contacts under current provincial direction. This means classes will not be required to quarantine if there is a case at school. However, individuals who test positive will be expected to quarantine based on the provincial requirements in place at that time.
We recommend that all students within the affected classroom have a COVID-19 test to ensure their own safety
If there is an outbreak of any respiratory illness at a school, our system will work with AHS to share information with the school community
Schools will continue to report an absence rate of 10 per cent or higher (due to illness)  to AH
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