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Update to the COVID-19 screening tool and process

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Updates to the COVID-19 school screening tool and process
Each day, families are asked to ensure that their child(ren) complete the COVID-19 school screening tool prior to coming to school. Secondary school students are required to confirm with their teacher that the COVID-19 school screening tool has been completed at the beginning of each day.

In an effort to strengthen health and safety measures and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the criteria in the provincial COVID-19 school screening tool has been updated by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. The updated provincial direction states that students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 (as indicated in the screening tool), even those with only one symptom, must stay home until:

• They receive a negative COVID-19 test result;
• They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional; or,
• It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.

In addition, all asymptomatic household contacts of symptomatic individuals are required to quarantine until the symptomatic household member receives a negative COVID-19 test result or receives an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.

The updated COVID-19 school screening tool is available on the Ontario government's website
here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/. A printable version of the COVID-19 school screening tool can be found here: https://bit.ly/3uIap6V. More information is also available on the SCDSB website at www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19.
 

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