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AHS Student Illness Guideline

Student illness
If a student has COVID-19 symptoms: Click here to view document


Students with symptoms must not attend school. If a child develops symptoms that could be caused by either COVID-19 or by a known pre-existing condition (e.g., allergies, chronic cough), the child should be tested for COVID-19 to confirm that it is not the source of their symptoms before returning to school.


Anyone that reports symptoms must stay home and seek health care advice as appropriate. Parents can call Health Link 811 or their primary health care practitioner, and fill out the AHS Online Self-Assessment tool to determine if their child should be tested.


Parents, household members, and contacts of a student who has symptoms but is not a COVID-19 case, are not required to quarantine.


Only the people identified as close contacts of an individual who is a case of COVID-19 need to quarantine. The contacts of the close contacts do not need to quarantine.


Book a test
Book a testing appointment online with the AHS assessment tool or call Health Link 811.
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx


Symptoms
You should get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptom.
If you have any of these symptoms you are legally required to isolate for at least 10 days from the start of your symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer:
 Fever
 Cough (new cough or worsening chronic cough)
 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (new or worsening)
 Runny nose
 Sore throat


If you have any of these other symptoms, stay home and minimize your contact with others until your symptoms resolve:
 Chills
 Painful swallowing
 Stuffy nose
 Headache
 Muscle or joint aches
 Feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion
 Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite)
 Loss of sense of smell or taste
 Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye


Monitor your child’s health and call Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns. Call 911 immediately if experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19, including difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, feelings of confusion or loss of consciousness.

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