Health Advice for Parents

Last modified: 
Fri, 05/08/2020 - 16:09

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:

Other Scenarios Requiring Self-Isolation

Anyone who has been in close contact with a person with COVID-19, should mandatorily self- isolate for 14 days since last exposure.

What you can do to protect yourself and your children

Frequently Asked Questions