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VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that our local Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Wajid Ahmed, can provide guidance above what is currently recommend in the screening tool. Community members should always follow the advice of our local public health unit, as our guidance can overrule the information provided on the screening tool. Always refer to this site for additional advice before going to school.

Complete the Online Screening Tool

Follow the guidance below for students returning to school based on the online screening results:

**Students that have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for the virus, should continue to follow the recommendations provided by the public health nurse managing their case. A public health nurse will let them know when they are able to return to school.

Do not go to school/child care

When can the student/staff return to school?

If they have travelled outside of Canada, have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or have been asked by public health to stay home:

  • After completing the isolation period (14 days), even if they test negative

If they have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • After testing negative AND 24hours since symptoms have resolved
  • After an alternative diagnosis by their primary healthcare provider AND 24hours since symptoms have resolved.
  • If the student/staff chooses not to get tested, and has no alternative diagnosis. They can only come back after completing a 10-day isolation period from the day symptoms started. Any siblings that live in the same household should stay home for 14 days.

Do not go to school/child care

They have gotten these results because the student/staff has a symptom that is common in children and may not be at high-risk of having COVID-19.

When can the student/staff return to school?

After 24-hours since symptoms have resolved.

If symptoms worsen or other symptoms appear, they must consult their primary health care provider to see if they should get tested for COVID-19.

Go to
school/child care

The student/staff can go to school or childcare setting.

If the student/staff starts feeling any symptoms related to COVID-19, they must be sent home immediately.

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Download our Protocol for Students with Symptoms of COVID-19 Flowchart

For a quick picture of what to do if a student has symptoms of COVID-19 download our flowchart.

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