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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Cases at Pickering College 2021-2022


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

Probable
Student 
Cases
Confirmed
Student
Cases
Confirmed
Staff
Cases
Confirmed
Visitor
Cases
Total 
Confirmed 
Cases
Total
Resolved
Cases
0 0 0 0 5 5

 

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 and/or chills - temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher and/or chills
  • Cough or barking cough (croup) - continuous, more than usual, making a whistling noise when breathing (not related to asthma, post-infectious reactive airway, COPD or other known causes or conditions)
  • Shortness of breath - out of breath, unable to breathe deeply (not related to asthma or other known causes or conditions)
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing -Painful swallowing (not related to seasonal allergies, acid reflux or other known causes or conditions)
  • Extreme tiredness - unusual, fatigue, lack of energy (not related to depression, insomnia, thyroid disfunction, or other known causes or conditions that you already have). If your child received a COVID-19 vaccination in the last 48 hours and is experiencing mild fatigue that only began after vaccination it can be considered normal.
  • Muscle aches - unusual long-lasting (not related to sudden injury, fibromyalgia, or other known causes or conditions you already have). If your child received a COVID-19 vaccination in the last 48 hours and is experiencing mild muscle aches/joint pain that only began after vaccination it can be considered normal.
  • Runny or stuffy/congested nose - not related to seasonal allergies, being outside in cold weather or other known causes or condition.
  • Decrease or loss of smell or taste - not related to seasonal allergies, neurological disorders or other known causes or conditions
  • Digestive issues like Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain - not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, menstrual cramps or other known causes or condition.

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. Specific instructions depend on vaccination status. See COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool for specific direction.

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

If your child has been identified as needing a test, the direction for everyone else in your family will depend on their immunization status. You can reference the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool for the various scenarios. 

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?


Not fully vaccinated 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 2021-2022


 

Updates Archive


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