Updated Self-Screening Tool Information
On January 3, 2022 the government of Ontario announced a range of time-limited public health actions to help curb the spread of COVID-19 variants in Ontario, this includes updates made to the COVID-19 school and child care screening tool.
On the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, a more sensitive COVID-19 symptom list is being reinstated for daily active screening of all students and staff in schools and child care. Anyone who has symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 or is a confirmed positive case must self-isolate, regardless of vaccination status.
Updated versions of the screening tool are posted on Ontario.ca/SchoolScreening. Upon the return to in-person learning, students must complete the screening tool daily before attending school. A requirement for verification of daily self-assessment will also be in place until further notice for all students provincially. Schools sent information to families regarding the process for verification of self-screening prior to the Christmas break. Please refer to this information and follow the direction to verify your child’s self-screening every morning prior to attending school.
Please see below for two COVID-19 ‘what to do’ flowcharts from Ontario Health, for your information.
The Ministry of Education will continue to update the screening tool as public health guidance evolves. Thank you once again for your ongoing partnership and continued efforts to keep our students and staff safe.
For the latest updates on COVID-19 from the CDSBEO visit our COVID-19 Information page at https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/students-parents/novel-coronavirus/