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When to stay home?

HOW LONG TO STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL

A student who is required to isolate due to symptoms may return to school—before 10 days—if
they test negative for COVID-19 and no longer have symptoms, as long as they have not been
identified as a close contact of a case of COVID-19. For more details: Isolation requirements
If a student has these symptoms
• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Runny nose
• Sore throat

Isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days from when symptoms
started or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.
• COVID-19 test recommended.
• Can return to school before 10 days only if a COVID-19 test is
negative, symptoms are gone, and the student is not a close
contact of someone with COVID-19.
• If test results are positive, isolate at home for at least 10 days and
follow instructions received from Alberta Health Services.


• Chills
• Painful swallowing
• Stuffy nose
• Headache
• Muscle or joint aches
• Feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion
• Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
• Pink eye (conjunctivitis)

Stay home from school until symptoms go away—not required to
isolate for 10 days.
• COVID-19 test recommended.
• If test results are positive, isolate at home for at least 10 days and
follow instructions received from Alberta Health Services.

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