Last updated: February 14, 2022 at 9 p.m.
If a child in your household is sick with COVID-19, parents and caregivers should continue providing care and support for their daily needs. Most children have milder symptoms of COVID-19 than adults. Some children with COVID-19 can get very sick, may need to be taken to hospital or may get more serious and long-lasting symptoms.
Seek medical attention if your child has any of the following:
Prevent further spread of COVID-19 by:
Helping our children get vaccinated is the most important thing we can do right now to protect our children, families and community from COVID-19.
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Also see Public Health Ontario’s guidance on how to care for a child who needs to self-isolate.
If you are caring for or living with someone who has COVID-19, or you are considered a close contact, inform any health care providers that you are a close contact of someone infected with COVID-19. The new COVID-19 variants of concern may spread more easily. It more important than ever to carefully follow the following public health practices.
Wear a mask and gloves when you have contact with the person’s saliva or other body fluids (e.g. blood, sweat, saliva, vomit, urine or feces).
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