Changes to provincial screening before arriving at school
Thank you for continuing to complete your daily COVID-19 screening before arriving at school. You may have noticed the provincial screening tool has changed. Here are some of the significant changes:
- A student with any single new COVID-19 symptom must isolate until they test negative for COVID-19, receives an alternate diagnosis for the symptom, or has isolated for 10 days since symptoms began. (Previously, students with a minor symptom could return after 24 hours.)
- If you live with someone who has a new COVID-19 symptom, you must isolate pending the symptomatic person’s COVID-19 test result. This applies to siblings of symptomatic students or children of symptomatic parents/guardians.
- If you live with an international traveller who isn’t exempt from quarantine requirements, you must isolate for 14-days.
For homes with more than one child, this means that all students in a household must stay home if a single student fails the screen; all siblings will be sent home from school if one child becomes ill.
As a reminder, secondary school students must validate their daily screening when they arrive at school each day. Anyone who refuses or fails the screen will be sent home.