If your child has any of the following symptoms, not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition:

  • cough
  • fever
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • or loss of sense of smell or taste

They are legally required to isolate per AHS:

  • if not fully immunized – for at least 10 days from when they first started having symptoms of COVID-19 OR had their positive test (if they never had symptoms).
  • if fully immunized – for at least 5 days from when they first started having symptoms of COVID-19 or had their positive test (if they never had symptoms).

Your child must keep isolating until their symptoms have improved and they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

If they test negative* on a COVID-19 test and continue to have symptoms, they should still stay home and away from others until their symptoms resolve.

Please read and become familiar with Isolation & Quarantine Information from Alberta Health Services.