If possible, the Health Unit encourages parents/guardians to keep their children home when ill. It is difficult for young children to “keep their germs to themselves”. Children can rest at home to recover. The best way to reduce the spread of infection is to keep sick children away from healthy children.
Child care centres also have a role to play. It is the responsibility of the operator to enforce exclusion policies that are set out by the Health Unit for certain symptoms (fever, gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting) and infections (mumps, chickenpox).
Parents/guardians will be informed of any exclusion requirements. For more information these exclusion requirements, please see the TBDHU’s Common Childhood Infections Guide (PDF).
For More Information
For immunization-related questions, please call the Vaccine Preventable Disease program: (807) 625-5900 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630.
For questions specific to all other issues, please call a public inspector: (807) 625-5900 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630.