Assess if you have an outbreak or increased absenteeism
Do you have >10% absenteeism due to illness with similar symptoms in students and /or staff within the entire school on the same day?
Do you have a sudden or unusual increase in absenteeism due to illness with similar symptoms in students and/or staff within a classroom or in the entire school on the same day?
Continue to monitor for a sudden or unusual increase in absenteeism due to illness.
How many people are absent? What are the symptoms?
Report to Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744, ext 26325 from 8:30 to 4:30 or 3-1-1 outside of regular business hours, on weekends or statutory holidays. The Outbreak Management Team will assess and make recommendations as appropriate.
If you have students absent with other symptoms and/or illnesses, please refer to the Guidelines For Communicable Disease And Other Childhood Health Issues For Schools And Childcare Facilities.