A Guide to Common Infectious Diseases for Child Care Centres

This guide contains information on common infectious diseases in child care settings. Some diseases are required to be reported to Public Health under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.7 and centres must follow the mandatory exclusion criteria in the guide. These diseases are highlighted with their explicit exclusion criteria.

For non-reportable diseases, centres are encouraged to develop and follow their own illness policy for exclusion. Recommendations on exclusion for non-reportable diseases can also be found in this guide. 

A Guide to Common Infectious Diseases for Child Care Centres (PDF, 25 pages, 1.3 MB)

To report a disease, outbreak or request an advisory call Public Health:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4752
  • After-hours and holidays 1-877-884-8653
  • Reportable Disease Fax Line 855-934-5463 or 855-WDG-LINE