Daily COVID-19 Self-Screening Tools

Daily COVID-19 Self-Screening Tools
Posted on 08/31/2020
Daily COVID-19 Self-Screening ToolsAs a best practice, in following the Northwestern Health Unit’s guidance, Kenora Catholic has implemented a COVID-19 Self-Screening process for staff and students. It's important that we all do everything we can to keep our students and staff safe. Daily self-screening is a key health and safety measure in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and community.

It is critically important that those who are ill or have symptoms of COVID-19 do not attend school. The purpose of the daily screening tool is to help staff and parents/guardians make the decision about whether or not to attend school each day. If a student or staff member shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or has come into close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, they cannot come to school. They must self-isolate and be tested for COVID-19.

STUDENTS

Parents/guardians must perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms before school, using the Northwestern Health Unit’s COVID-19 Parent/Caregiver Screening Tool - Should My Child Attend School or Kenora Catholic’s Self-Screening tool.

Please refer to the Northwestern Health Unit's What to do if Your Child has Symptoms of Illness Guide. 


STAFF

Staff must complete the self-assessment screening tool on a daily basis. Kenora Catholic will send daily email reminders to staff to complete the survey. The link to the survey is available on the Board’s website under ‘Staff.’

If you answered yes to any of the questions on the Self-Assessment tools, please stay home, or keep your child home from school and self-isolate. Call an assessment center or your health care provider to get tested for COVID-19.

The Daily Self-Screening tool is not meant to take the place of consultation with your health care provider or take the place of completing a COVID-19 test.


Ontario's COVID-19 Assessment Tool

The Northwestern Health Unit also recommends using the Ontario COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool. The Ontario screening tool is continually being updated as new information about COVID-19 is known. 
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