Illness and Confirmed Case Procedure

Updated March 2022

This document outlines the procedure for managing symptoms, illness, and exposure to the communicable disease listed in our Health and Wellness Policy.

As of January 18th, 2022:

Vancouver Coast Health Guidance (provided by: Mark Lysyshyn MD MPH FRCPC Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer Vancouver Coastal Health):

Symptomatic staff or children:
-Staff or children that are exhibiting COVID symptoms should stay home until they feel well enough to return to regular activity. According to newly released testing guidelines many staff and children will not be eligible for COVID-19 testing.

Confirmed Case(s) of COVID-19 in staff or children:
– Staff or children testing positive for COVID-19 by PCR or rapid antigen test should isolate for 5 days, regardless of vaccination status.

Household or other close contacts of symptomatic staff or children or confirmed case(s) of COVID-19:
– Staff or children who are contacts may continue to attend the facility, regardless of vaccination status, unless they develop symptoms and/or test positive for COVID-19.

Child care facilities are essential services. They should not be closed for public health reasons unless directed to do so by a Medical Health Officer. Facilities experiencing illness amongst staff may need to close for operational reasons if they are unable to maintain staff to child ratios as required under the Child Care Licensing Regulation.