People with COVID-19 may have a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. For the safety and respect of all of our community members, we ask that you remain at home if a member of your household feels unwell, or is experiencing any of the following:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
We encourage masking while in the centre for parents and caregivers, as well as children over the age of two, should they be able to comfortably mask. We will no longer be screening upon your arrival, yet we invite you and your family to self-screen using the following tool or our posted notice at the door.
In addition to the above COVID-19 symptoms, please keep your child at home if they have any of the following:
- Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis: an eye infection with a thick yellowish discharge.
- Diarrhea: watery bowel movements that look different and are much more frequent than usual.
- Vomiting within the past 24 hours.
- Throat/Sinus Infections such as Strep Throat (which often produces symptoms of fever, sore throat, headache, and stomach ache) or Bronchitis (begins with hoarseness, cough and a slight rise in temperature. a cough may be dry and painful).
- Rashes: that you cannot identify or that has been diagnosed by a physician.
- Contagious Diseases: a child must be kept at home. Some of these are Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox or Roseola.
- Impetigo of the skin: shows up as red pimples and become small vesicles surrounded by a reddened area. When the blisters break the surface is raw and tender. These lesions occur in moist areas of the body such as the crease of the neck, groin, underarm, face, hands or at the edge of the diaper.
- If a doctor diagnoses an ear or throat infection for example and places the child on an antibiotic medication, the child should not be brought in until he/she has had medication for at least 24 hours.