Based on available evidence in Quebec, children and teenagers account for a low percentage of cases (fewer than 5%). In general, they do not become severely ill. Most infected children have had mild symptoms.
See your doctor quickly or take your child to the emergency room if they are under 3 months of age and have a fever.
In addition to symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID‑19), children may sometimes experience diarrhea and vomiting.
Preventive measures that apply to the general public also apply to children.
Even if their symptoms are mild, children may be contagious. It is recommended to keep your children at home.
Call your family doctor or 1 877 644‑4545 if your child has one or more of the following symptoms :
- difficulty breathing;
- new cough;
- cough that gets worse.
To find out what to do when your child has a fever, go to the Fever section in the guide From Tiny Tot to Toddler: from pregnancy to age two .
Last update: May 1, 2020