Health Advice for Parents
From a report on over 70,000 people with COVID-19 in China, we know that 80% of people that get COVID-19 have mild symptoms. Recent data shows that children normally have an even milder sickness. Children, however, can pass COVID-19 to those who are at higher risk for more severe illness, including older adults, people with chronic diseases, or people with weakened immune systems. It is recommended that children who are sick avoid visiting high-risk people and crowded areas.
We all have a role to play in keeping our communities healthy. The following advice is an important way for you to protect your children, friends, and our communities from COVID-19.
Returning to the NWT?
If you or your children are returning to the NWT, see:
- Mandatory isolation
- Mandatory self-isolation
- Self-isolation plan
- Travellers arriving in Canada
- Travellers arriving in NWT
Other Scenarios Requiring Self-Isolation
What you can do to protect yourself and your children
- Continue to follow healthy respiratory practices
- Spend time outdoors
- Stay up to date with the latest information
- Practice safe sharing (e.g. wash your hands, cleaning utensils, etc.)
- Remember to clean commonly used items such as mittens, clothes, and toys.