This guidance is for children ages 6 months and older, regardless of vaccination status.
This guidance does not apply if your child:
- is severely immunocompromised or has a complex medical history;
- has tested positive for COVID-19; or
- is younger than 6 months of age.
Observe and talk to your child every day to see if they have new or worsening symptoms.
- Loss of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Runny nose or congestion
- Sore throat
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea*
- Fatigue or just unwell (muscle aches not related to physical exertion, significant loss of appetite)
- Your child can go to school or daycare and return to regular activities.
If your child has 1 or more red or 2 or more yellow symptoms, your child should stay home
- Your child should not attend school, daycare or take part in regular activities until they feel better.
If your child has 1 yellow symptom or no symptoms
- Your child can participate in regular activities, school or daycare.
- Monitor your child for new or worsening symptoms.
- *However, if your child is throwing up or has diarrhea, keep them at home until 48 hours after their symptoms have gone away.
- If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 45 days, they do not need to self-isolate or be tested. Once your child feels better, they can return to school, daycare and regular activities.
- You do not need a written note from your health care provider for your child to return to school, daycare and regular activities.