In Canada, flu and cold season typically runs from late fall to early spring. With more than 200 different known cold viruses and multiple strains of the influenza virus, it's no wonder that we're often sick.
Staying away from people and proper handwashing are important ways to stop the spread of many germs and viruses that cause illness.
When your child is sick, is it best to keep them home from school? It depends on the symptoms and severity. Our handy guide will help you determine when your child is too sick for school. Click HERE for a PDF or scroll down to view.
If you're still not sure, talk to your doctor. And always remember to let your school know when your child is home sick.