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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Cases at Pickering College

All confirmed cases will be posted immediately and the school community will be notified.

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Frequently Asked Questions 


My child has woken up not feeling well, what do I do?

If you notice that your child has a new or worsening symptom, what you do depends on the symptom and how usual it is for your child.

If your child has new or worsening:

  • Fever/chills – temperature of 37.8˚C/100˚F or higher

  • Cough or barking cough (croup) – Continuous, more than usual, making a whistling noise when breathing (not related to asthma, post-infectious reactive airways or other known causes or conditions they already have)

  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing – Out of breath, unable to breathe deeply (not related to asthma or other known causes or conditions they already have)

  • Decreased or loss of smell or taste (not related to seasonal allergies, neurological disorders or other known causes or conditions they already have)

  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing – Painful swallowing (not related to seasonal allergies, acid reflux or other known causes or conditions they already have

  • Runny or stuffy/congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies, being outside in cold weather or other known causes or conditions they already have

  • Headache – unusual, long-lasting (not related to tension-type headaches, chronic migraines or other known causes or conditions they already have)

  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea (not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, menstrual cramps or other known causes or conditions they already have

  • Extreme tiredness or muscle aches – unusual, fatigue, lack of energy, poor feeing in infants (not related to depression, insomnia, thyroid disfunction, sudden injury or other known causes or condition they already have)

  • Pink eye (Adults 18+ only) – Conjunctivitis, not related to other known causes or conditions

  • Frequent falls (for older adults)

If your child has any ONE of the above symptoms, your child should stay home and isolate. They should get tested for COVID-19 or contact your health care provider for further direction. All members of your household are required to stay home without exemption, even for essential reasons (except for medical care), until the symptomatic child tests negative.

Who in my family needs to be tested along with my child?

If your child has been identified as needing a test, and everyone else in the family is well, no testing of other family members is needed. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, the local public health unit will contact your family and make a plan for additional testing of all close contacts. 

I need more information to feel confident in my assessment, what do I do?

If you need additional information about COVID-19, or have a question specific to your child and their health, please contact your health care provider or York Region Public Health. 

What do I do if my one child is showing symptoms but my other child is not?

Siblings, or other household contacts of symptomatic individuals, are advised to stay home until the ill household member is cleared to return to school. They should be monitored for the development of symptoms.

We will also continue to request that anyone who is sick remains off school until they have been symptom free (without the use of medication) for 48 hours. This is more than is generally recommended but we believe it is in the best interest of the PC community in an effort to ensure there is sufficient time for our parents to fully assess the progress of the symptoms in their child(ren). 



Updates 2020-2021



Updates 2019-2020 

An archive of messages from the 2019-2020 school year can be found here.

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