Complete the online Ontario COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening (external link) screening tool every day of the week, including weekends. Follow the direction provided from the results. The screening tool will provide direction for your symptomatic child and household members.
Children must self-isolate if they have COVID-19 symptoms (external PDF) or are waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms.
If household members have no symptoms and are fully vaccinated or have tested positive for COVID-19 in Canada in the last 90 days and have been cleared, they are not required to self-isolate.
If household members are not fully vaccinated or have not tested positive for COVID-19 in Canada in the last 90 days and have been cleared, they are required to self-isolate until the student showing symptoms tests negative, is cleared by Public Health, or is diagnosed with another illness.
Anyone who is sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in the screening tool (e.g. runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, abdominal pain, headache, pink eye, decreased/lack of appetite etc.), should stay home and seek assessment from their health care provider if needed.
If an individual is symptomatic (with any symptom) and gets tested for COVID-19, they (and their unvaccinated household members) should isolate pending test results.
Please note: An individual can attend school/child care if they or anyone in their household received a COVID-19 vaccine in the last 48 hours and is experiencing any of these symptoms that are mild and only began after vaccination:
- fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- muscle aches
- joint pain