Division News Article

What we learned from our COVID-19 call with the Chief Medical Officer of Health

March 14th, 2020

According to Alberta Guidelines for Schools and Childcare Programs: COVID-19

General Information

Symptoms associated with COVID-19 are similar to many common respiratory illnesses that may be circulating through schools/child care settings. The two most important ways to prevent and control respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, in schools and child care settings are:

  • For students/children and staff who are ill with respiratory illness symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue, and/or muscle aches) to stay home from school/child care, and
  • The consistent practice of good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene

Students with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must receive clearance from public health officials before returning to school; students with a non COVID-19 or unknown respiratory illness should not return to school until 14 days after symptom onset.

Please refer to our COVID-19 Information landing page for all information and updates from the division.