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School Health Reference Guide

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

The Region of Peel School Health Reference Guide is a supplementary resource to relevant Peel and Dufferin-Peel school board policies. Refer to school board policy first if you have questions or concerns.

Childhood Diseases and Illnesses

Colds
Description/Symptoms
  • Caused by a virus.
  • Symptoms are usually mild and may include cough, sneezing, runny nose and/or fever.
  • Easily spread by respiratory droplets and touching discharge from mouth and nose.
Instructions for Schools
  • Does not need to be reported to Peel Public Health.
  • May attend school if feeling well enough to participate.  Having a cold need not restrict a child from playing outdoors.
  • Encourage thorough hand washing and respiratory etiquette.
Notes
  • Treat the symptoms with over the counter medications at your pharmacy.

For more information on communicable disease resources and programs,
call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.(In Caledon, call 905-584-2216.)
 

www.peelregion.ca

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Revised: Monday September 21 2015