Parents and caregivers should assess their child daily for key symptoms of illness before sending them to school. Appendix C of the Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools provides an example of a daily health check.
If your child has one symptom that persists for more than 24 hours, a fever, or two or more symptoms from the list, they should be assessed to determine if they should seek testing for COVID-19. You can use the COVID-19 assessment tool to determine if your child should seek testing.
If a child has any symptoms of a cold, influenza, COVID-19, or any other infectious respiratory disease, they should not go to school or child care. If you or another member the family has symptoms they should also not enter the school or child care facility.
Children experiencing seasonal allergies or other symptoms like a runny nose that are related to an existing condition can continue to attend school or child care as normal when they are experiencing these symptoms.
Please seek immediate medical attention at your local emergency or by calling 911 if the child has serious, life-threatening symptoms.