COVID: When symptoms lift, kids can return to school - Victoria

COVID: When symptoms lift, kids can return to school - Victoria

Children with mild illness can go back to school or daycare once their symptoms are gone, whether they test positive for COVID or not, says B.C.’s provincial health officer. “If they have mild illness, they can return to school when symptoms have resolved and they’re feeling better enough to do usual activities — and the same applies for childcare,” Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a media briefing on Friday. “I know this is different from where we’ve been trying to make sure we’re keeping COVID out of everything, but the reality is that we don’t transmit as much if we’re well, so these are the things that we need to consider now.” Childcare and preschool providers and parents have expressed frustration and confusion in recent days over direction on the …
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