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Back to School During COVID-19

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Last Updated: October 21, 2020

Resources for Parents & Families| Resources for Schools & Teachers

AHS is working closely with provincial partners to support a safe and healthy return to school.

Visit for information and guidance on re-entry for the 2020/21 school year.

For answers to common questions, see Back to School During Covid-19: FAQ.

Resources for Parents & Families

Your child can continue to go to school if they are well, unless you are notified by AHS that they have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms.

Your child’s school will communicate with you if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school. AHS will work closely with the school to identify close contacts, and to notify parents of children identified as close contacts.

It’s important to monitor for your child for symptoms of COVID-19 and keep them home from school if they are not feeling well.

Call Health Link at 811 if you have questions about your child’s health.

Talk to your child’s teacher or school administrator if you have questions about specific health measures in your school, or the school re-entry plan.

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  • Contact your school for more information specific to their COVID-19 re-entry plans.
  • If you have concerns about your (or your child’s) health, contact Health Link at 811 or complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment at

Resources for Schools & Teachers

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Physical Distancing

Managing Illness

Supporting Wellness & Mental Health


Professional Learning

Resources to Share with Students

Self-care for Teachers & School Staff


COVID-19 Parent Guide

Use our COVID-19 Parent Guide to find specific information about what to do if your child feels unwell and/or has been notified by AHS as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Access your Children’s Test Results on MyHealth Records

As of October 1, 2020 parents can now access their children’s COVID-19 test results in addition to their own results by signing up for your MyHealth Records account, at