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  Communicable Disease Guidelines

Children are more at risk of contracting communicable diseases because of their age, their personal hygiene and because of close contact with other children. Some childhood diseases can be very dangerous or fatal to children. 

The Communicable Disease Guidelines for Schools and Childcare Facilities are intended to provide principals, teachers, directors of childcare facilities and other professionals with guidance on communicable disease control. Included in the guidelines is a list of communicable diseases, as well as their:

  • causes and symptoms
  • modes of transmission
  • incubation period
  • period of communicability
  • exclusion guidelines
  • reporting guidelines

Click on the following links to view hand hygiene videos for children:

Germy the Germ Gets Washed Away!
Handwashing for Young Children

       Chlorine Dilution Calculator

Be a Flu Fighter Poster for Young Children

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) (Healthful)

Hand Disinfection Poster

Hand Hygiene for Young Children

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (Healthful)

Handwashing: Infection Prevention - Healthful

Hepatitis A (Healthful)

Hepatitis B (Healthful)

Meningococcal Meningitis (Healthful)

Mumps (Healthful)

Reportable Diseases

Ringworm (Healthful)

Rubella (German Measles) (Healthful)

The Difference Between Enteric and Respiratory Infections (Healthful)

Tips for Preventing the Spread of Infection at Home (Healthful)

What is Hepatitis C? (Healthful)

What Is Scabies? (Healthful)

Canadian Paediatric Society

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

Ticks and Lyme Disease


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