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Updated Covid Guidelines, January 2022

10 January 2022

Covid Guidelines for Students

 

The table below has the most recent updates from Alberta Health Services (AHS) in respect to COVID-19.

 

Required Action or Measure

Requirement (as of January 7)

AHS Daily Checklist

On January 7 the province released an updated Child Alberta Health Daily Checklist or Adult Alberta Health Daily Checklist


This is the version to be used by all students going forward. 

Isolation

If you are fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 Johnson & Johnson): Isolate for 5 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. You must continue to wear a mask in public places.


If you are partially or not vaccinated (1 dose or less): 10 days from the start of symptoms or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. The 10 day isolation also applies to positive cases who are asymptomatic. You must continue to wear a mask in public places.


If you test negative and have symptoms, stay at home until the symptoms resolve.


You need to be symptom free for 24 hours before being able to return to school.

Core Symptoms 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Chills
  • Painful swallowing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Feeling unwell/fatigued
  • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Unexplained loss of appetite
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • muscle/joint aches
  • Headache 
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Testing

Testing is now done with a rapid antigen testing kit at home. What you need to do varies depending on symptoms and vaccination status. See Alberta COVID-19 Rapid Testing Guidelines for more information.

Close Contact: If you live with someone who is positive for COVID

If you are fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 Johnson & Johnson): You do not need to isolate but MUST monitor for symptoms and wear a mask in public. Get tested if symptoms develop.


If you are partially or not vaccinated (1 dose or less): It is recommended that you stay home for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. 

Close Contact: If you have come in contact with someone outside your home who is positive for COVID

Regardless of Vaccination Status: Individuals who are a close contact are still able to attend school in person. Monitor for symptoms by using the AHS Daily Checklist.

International Travel

Federal border measures and quarantine laws still apply for all international travellers entering Canada. 

Masks

Masks are Mandatory:

  • in all indoor public spaces, workplaces and places of worship, including eligible businesses that implement the Restriction Exemption Program
  • for all students in Grades 4 and up, plus staff and teachers in all grades

Masks should fit well and be of high quality. People at risk of severe outcomes should wear medical masks when in settings with people outside of their household.