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What happens if a student becomes symptomatic while at school?

If students develop symptoms of COVID-19 while at school, they should be isolated in a separate room where possible, and picked up immediately. Every item they touched will then need to be disinfected or kept separate from other people for 72 hours.

In a statement, Edmonton Catholic Schools spokeswoman Lori Nagy said all schools have a designated quarantine room for staff and students who become ill while at school.

“This quarantine space must be thoroughly cleaned each day and after each use by a symptomatic individual, using the division disinfecting protocols,” the statement said.

What happens if a teacher becomes symptomatic while at school?

Similar to if a student becomes symptomatic at school, a teacher will be required to isolate in a separate room where possible, and go home as soon as they can.

Both the Edmonton Public and Catholic school divisions say staffing will be arranged for the class, either by another staff member at the school or a supply teacher, depending on the circumstance.

When do students, teachers, classmates and families need to self-isolate?

Legally, Albertans with COVID-19 symptoms are required to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days or possibly longer until their symptoms resolve.

If a child shows symptoms of COVID-19, his or her classmates, siblings and family are not required to self-isolate unless she or he tests positive.

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