We know questions about Covid-19 are at the top of every parent’s mind. To provide the most up-to-date information regarding symptoms, testing and going back to school, we’ve compiled and answered some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Now that schools have opened, who needs Covid-19 testing?
Rapid testing for Covid-19 can be helpful to promote isolation for positive cases, and to prevent prolonged unnecessary isolation for those children exposed to Covid-19 or with questionable symptoms. The symptoms that most likely warrant testing are combinations of the following: fever and headache, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, loss of taste or smell, cough, muscle soreness, extreme fatigue and shortness of breath. Children with diabetes may see unexplained difficulties with sugar control. Any combination of these symptoms should be taken more seriously if there has been a known contact with a Covid-19 case.
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