Child with a cold sneezing.

Our teachers and schools are here to support your child鈥檚 learning, and your child鈥檚 well-being is important to us.

Children who are sick should not attend school. Public health officials strongly urge anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, or headache, to remain at home. Children should stay home until they improve, which means no fever, and other symptoms are clearly improving for a couple of days.

Respiratory Viruses

Having a sick child can be scary. Know what symptoms to watch for, how to provide care and comfort at home, and when to seek help.

Child who is sick laying in bed.

At an emergency department, the sickest patients are always seen first. Less sick patients will have to wait for care. Depending on your child鈥檚 symptoms, you may be able to provide care at home, or be seen faster by your doctor or a walk-in clinic or urgent care centre. Review the following pamphlet from Shared Health Manitoba to determine whether your child needs emergency care.