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Updated Health Screening Effective Monday October 5th

The Ministry of Education announced on Thursday that it has updated its COVID-19 school and child care screening guidance. In line with this new direction, Toronto Public Health has also revised their guidance for students and related materials. 

As such, there is a newly updated Student Health Paper Pass. The TDSB is working with the vendor to update the screening app Now Mobile to reflect the updated screening. The new Paper Pass can be downloaded at this link: Revised TDSB Student Health Pass (clicking this link will download a pdf file from the TDSB server). 

Please print and use this new paper pass for school starting tomorrow - Monday October 5, 2020

The updated screening includes the following: 

Part 1: 
Does your child have any of the following? 

- Fever greater than 37.8 Celsius? 
- Cough? 
- Difficulty Breathing? 
- Loss of Taste or Smell? 

If you answer YES to any of the four above symptoms, your child is to stay home, self-isolate and get tested OR contact your child’s health care professional. 

Part 2: 
Does your child have any of the following NEW or WORSENING symptoms?
 
- Sore Throat/Trouble Swallowing? 
- Stuffy/runny nose? 
- Headache? 
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea? 
- Feeling Unwell, Muscle Aches, Feeling Tired? 

If you answer YES to 1 of the above five symptoms, stay home for 24 hours from when the symptom started. 
If the symptom is improving within those 24 hours your child can return to school without a test. 
If the symptom is not improving, or getting worse, self-isolate and get tested. 

If you answer YES to 2 or more of the above 5 symptoms then: stay home, self-isolate, and get tested or contact your child’s health care provider. 

Part 3: 
Answer the following 3 questions: 

- Has your child travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days? 
- Has your child been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19? 
- Has your child been instructed to stay home and self-isolate? 

If you answered YES to any of the 3 questions above, then your child must stay home, self-isolate and follow the advice of Toronto Public Health. 
If your answers to all of the above questions is NO, then your child may proceed to class. 

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support of everyone’s health and safety in our school community. 

Yours in partnership, 
R. Sardella Principal/Directrice

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