COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in School and Child Care v1 October 1 2020

General Information Community Support Services Indigenous Health Primary Care Public Health Other
Labs, Testing & Screening Other


  • This tool provides basic information and contains recommendations to support decision making by parents about whether their child should attend school/childcare and/or needs to be tested for COVID-19
  • This tool can be used to assess symptoms of any child who attends child care, or school (junior, intermediate , high school)


  • When assessing for the symptoms below, you should focus on evaluating if they are new, worsening, or different from your child’s baseline health status or usual state (symtoms should not e chronic or related to causes or conditions)
  • Follow advised screen required questions, resultant direction and FAQ

DISCLAIMER: This document has been reviewed by Ontario Health West staff. While staff has provided its summary and interpretation of key action items, every health service provider remains responsible for ensuring their own understanding of the document and actions items, next steps and/or accountabilities outlined in the document.

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