Management of Respiratory Illness During an Outbreak


Symptoms of respiratory illness:

  • Runny/stuffed nose
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Body aches

What to do:

  • Do not exclude a child if they are well enough to participate in activities.
  • Inability to participate may indicate a more serious respiratory illness which may require medical attention.
  • Record any respiratory illness, including symptoms, in the child’s record and the Illness Surveillance Form
  • Remind ill children and staff to sneeze or cough into their arms or into a tissue followed by hand hygiene.
Call Oxford County Public Health at 519-539-9800 if there is a concerning number of ill children at the child care centre.