The Government of Ontario’s online COVID-19 school and child care screening tool (external link) has been updated to direct children, students and staff to stay home, without exemption, if they report any new or worsening symptom of COVID-19 (even those with only one symptom).
Follow the direction provided from the results of the online Ontario COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening (external link) (PDF’s are available for download). Parents and caregivers can complete the tool on behalf of a student/child.
Complete the screening tool every day of the week, including weekends.
The results from the Ontario COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening provide direction for children related to isolation and complement the COVID-19 Class Order (PDF file).
If referred for testing, remain isolated and excluded from school/child care until test results are received.
Staff, students and children are required to stay home from school or child care if anyone in their household has a new or worsening symptom of COVID-19 and has been recommended for isolation and testing.
Household contacts of a symptomatic person are required to self-isolate until the symptomatic person receives a negative COVID-19 test result or an alternate diagnosis by their health care provider. If the household contacts are asymptomatic and fully vaccinated, they may not need to self-isolate.