COVID-19 Universal Screening Tool for Schools

Published on September 16, 2020

The Government of Ontario has launched a new, voluntary interactive screening tool, developed in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, to help students and staff assess their COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors before attending school.

 

We all have a role to play in ensuring our schools and communities remain safe. The screening tool, available for all parents, students and staff to use to help screen for symptoms of illness every day, will provide a consistent and accessible method of screening students and staff for COVID-19 symptoms prior to them arriving at school.

 

Users will simply respond to clinician-informed symptom and risk questions, and the tool will then immediately inform respondents whether it is safe to attend school that day. This voluntary tool will also help educate students, parents and staff on how to identify symptoms and risk factors. As always, the government’s top priority is the safety of students, families and staff. Ontario's safe, calculated and data informed approach to reopening schools, with helpful aids like the screening tool, will allow us to adapt as needed, while keeping families, students, staff, and the school community safe and well-informed.

 

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Use the screening tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/