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New COVID-19 Daily Checklist for Children Under 18

 

 

To our Clearview families,

Clearview received important information from Alberta Education about changes to the daily checklists for students that will take effect on Monday, November 2. Please read this communication carefully and follow up with your school if you have questions regarding the changes.

“There have been important contextual factors that have made it necessary to revise the COVID-19 Alberta Health daily checklist. These evidence-based changes are needed to lessen the number of students who are required to isolate without sufficient cause and to address the growing demand on our health system for symptomatic testing, while maintaining student and staff safety.”

  • Alberta Government

Please click HERE for a communication from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer.

 

A New Daily Checklist for Children under 18 (and High School Students over 18)  

  • A new Alberta Health daily checklist for children under 18 will be released and will apply to Albertans under 18. This also applies to individuals who are 18 and over and are attending high school.

  • All other Albertans who are 18 and over, including school staff, will continue to use the Alberta Health daily checklist that was previously posted online.

  • Both checklists are available here.

 

Changes for Children under 18 (and High School Students over 18)

  • Symptoms of runny nose and sore throat have been removed from the mandatory isolation checklist for Albertans under 18.

  • The core isolation symptoms for children are now one (or more) of the following: cough, fever, loss of taste or smell and shortness of breath. If a child has any of these core symptoms, they are to isolate for 10 days OR have a negative COVID-19 test result and feel better before they return to school or other activities.

  • If a child has one of the following symptoms: chills; sore throat or painful swallowing; runny nose or congestion; feeling unwell or fatigue; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; unexplained loss of appetite; muscle or joint aches; headache; or conjunctivitis (pink eye)  

    • The child should stay home and monitor for 24 hours.

    • If their symptom is improving after 24 hours, they can return to school/activities when they feel well enough to attend. Testing is not recommended.

    • If the symptom worsens after 24 hours, or if additional symptoms emerge, or if the child has any two symptoms from this second list, they are to continue to stay home, and testing is recommended but not required. The child can return to activities and school when their symptoms have resolved AND it has been 24 hours or more since their symptoms started.

For more information about the COVID-19 symptoms checklist please contact your school. 

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