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COVID-19 Update


Topics covered in this post:

  1. My child has a COVID-19 symptom. WHAT DO I DO?

  2. COVID-19 Symptoms

  3. Updated TPH Guidelines Regarding Travel (Sept 24, 2020)


1. My child has a COVID-19 symptom. WHAT DO I DO?


If your child has one or more (new or worsening) symptoms of COVID-19, they should stay at home, self-isolate, and get tested. Inform the Lab School (child’s teachers, Nancy, Richard) that your child has COVID-19 symptoms.

If your child has COVID-19 symptoms and did not have a COVID-19 test, they must stay home and self-isolate for 14 days from the day the symptoms started. Even if their symptoms get better sooner, they will need to stay home for 14 days. Household members will continue to self-monitor for 14 days. Household members can continue to attend school or work as long as they do not have any symptoms.

Sometimes children are sick for other reasons. If your health care provider has ruled out COVID-19, your child may return to school once it has been 24 hours since their symptoms started improving. Note that TPH does not recommend requiring a medical note to confirm this.

More info here.

2. COVID-19 Symptoms


  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Sore throat

  • Runny nose

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

  • Difficulty swallowing

3. Updated TPH Guidelines Regarding Travel (Sept 24, 2020)


Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada is required to self-isolate for 14 days. Their household members do not need to self-isolate if they have not travelled, if they don't have symptoms and they are not a close contact of a positive case. More info here.


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