Communicable Diseases Guidelines for Schools

This resource is intended to provide school principals, teachers, directors of child care centres (CCCs) and health care professionals with guidelines on communicable disease prevention and control in schools and CCCs.

Any child who is ill and unable to participate fully in regular activities should be cared for at home.

Ottawa Public Health recommends that individuals who may have been exposed to a communicable disease and have specific health concerns, such as pregnancy and immunosuppression, be assessed by a health care professional.

Proper hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

Report all outbreaks immediately to the Outbreak Reporting Line at 613-580-2424, ext. 26325, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 3-1-1 after hours.

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