Last updated: September 27, 2022 at 3:10 p.m.
Read information on what to do if you are a close contact and understanding COVID-19 symptoms in children/students. If your child is self-isolating, see Toronto Public Health’s guidance for caring for a child who is self-isolating or has COVID-19 and see Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 Testing guidance.
Download the Screening Poster for Child Care, Day Camps and Schools. Size 8.5 x 11 inches.
Download the Screening Questionnaire for Child Care, Day Camps and Schools. Size 8.5 x 11 inches.
A close contact is defined as having contact with someone within 48 hours of them developing COVID-19 symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19; AND your child:
The Province of Ontario has stated that attending school/child care with someone who is symptomatic/positive for COVID-19 may not always be considered close contact. All cases in the school/child care settings are encouraged to notify their close contacts directly if they have significant one-on-one interactions, without wearing a well-fitted, high-quality mask. The contacts will be required to monitor their symptoms and wear a well-fitted mask in all public settings (including schools and child care unless under 2 years of age) for 10 days since their last interaction with the person who is symptomatic/tested positive for COVID-19.
If your child has (new or worsening) symptoms of COVID-19 (1 OR more of the following: fever/chills, cough, difficulty breathing, decrease or loss of taste or smell; AND/OR 2 or more of the following: sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, headache, feeling very tired, muscle aches/joint pain, nausea/ vomiting/diarrhea) they should stay at home and self-isolate.
The Province has announced that, effective March 21, 2022, masks will no longer be required for staff, students, children or any other individuals in school/child care settings. Even in the absence of regulations requiring their use, masking continues to be an important part of our community’s response to the pandemic. Wearing a well-fitting, high quality mask is an important measure that can be used to protect ourselves and one another.
Learn more about the school immunization program.
Read Toronto Public Health’s letters to parents/guardians in publicly funded schools:
Read Toronto Public Health’s information on Oral Health including tips on practicing good oral hygiene.
Learn more about the requirements for travellers entering Canada.