Have a child in school or educational childcare? Staying alert will help slow the spread of COVID-19

Watch for symptoms

Every year, fall in Québec is marked by a change from lazy summer days to a new routine. This year, we all need to stay alert to protect our kids while letting them attend school and educational childcare services. Working together, we can give them the chance to succeed! It’s important to follow the health and safety guidelines • Keep a distance of 2 metres between adults and children. • Wear a face covering when taking public transit and when indoors in closed spaces. • Wash hands often. • Follow the guidelines provided for educational childcare services and for schools, including school daycares.


General symptoms

• Sudden loss of sense of smell without nasal congestion, with or without a loss of taste • Major fatigue • Significant loss of appetite • General muscle pain (not related to physical exertion)

Children ages 5 or under: • Rectal temperature of 38.5°C (101.3°F) or higher Children ages 6 years and older: • Oral temperature of 38.1°C (100.6°F) or higher

Respiratory symptoms

Gastrointestinal symptoms

• Cough (new or worse) • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing • Sore throat • Runny or stuffy nose

• Nausea • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Stomach aches

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