Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr Deena Hinshaw, announced updates to the COVID-19 daily checklist and symptom list earlier today.
Updates to 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.
– 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.
As we walk through these times together we encourage you to refer to official sources for school information:
We are very appreciative of your grace, patience, and compassion as we continue the 2020/21 school year.
Fort McMurray Catholic Schools