Screening Results

Results of screening questions
If you answered “YES” to any of the symptoms included under question 1, do not go to school or
child care.

• The student/child must isolate (stay home) and not leave except to get tested or for
a medical emergency.
• Talk with a doctor/health care provider to get advice or an assessment, including if the
student/child needs a COVID-19 test.
φ Siblings or other people in your household must stay at home until the student/child
showing symptoms tests negative, or is cleared by your public health unit, or is diagnosed
with another illness. Household members who are fully vaccinated or previously positive for
COVID-19 in the last 90 days and have since been cleared are not required to stay home.
• Contact your school/child care provider to let them know about this result.

If you answered “YES” to question 3, do not go to school or child care.
• The student/child must isolate (stay home) and not leave except to get tested or for a
medical emergency.
• The student/child can return to school or child care after the individual with symptoms tests
negative, is cleared by your local public health unit, or is diagnosed with another illness.
• Contact your school/child care provider to let them know about this result.

If you answered “YES” to question 4, do not go to school or child care.
• The student/child must isolate (stay home) for 10 days and not leave except to get tested or for
a medical emergency.
• Follow the advice of your local public health unit or a health care provider, including which
symptoms to monitor for and when to get a COVID-19 PCR test. Please note that rapid antigen
testing is not to be used for contacts of known COVID-19 cases.
• The student/child can only return to school/child care after 10 days, even if they get a negative
test result, as long as they do not develop any symptoms.
φ Siblings and other people in your household can go to school, child care or work, but must
not leave the home for other non-essential reasons. Household members who are fully
vaccinated or previously positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days and have since been
cleared are not required to stay home.
• If the student/child develops any of the symptoms listed above or tests positive, contact your
local public health unit or doctor/health care provider for more advice.
• Contact your school/child care provider to let them know about this result.

If you answered “YES” to question 5, do not go to school or child care.
• The student/child must isolate (stay home) and not leave except to get tested or for a
medical emergency.
• Visit an assessment centre to get them a COVID-19 test.
φ If they test negative on a PCR test (they do not have the virus), they can return to school/child care. φ If they test positive on a PCR test (they have the virus), they need to continue isolating and
can return only after they are cleared by your local public health unit.
• If they develop symptoms, contact your local public health unit or doctor/health care provider
for more advice.
φ Siblings or other people in your household can go to school, child care or work, but must
not leave the home for other, non-essential reasons until the individual who got the COVID
alert tests negative on a PCR test, or is cleared by your local public health unit. Household
members who are fully vaccinated or previously positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days
and have since been cleared are not required to stay home.
• Contact your school/child care provider to let them know about this result.

If you answered “YES” to question 6, do not go to school or child care.
• The student/child must follow federal guidelines for individuals who have travelled
internationally, including not going to school/child care for 14 days after their arrival and
getting tested as per federal requirements.
• If the student/child has been directed to quarantine, they must stay home for 14 days and
not leave except to get tested or for a medical emergency. For more information on federal
requirements for travellers, please see the Government of Canada’s website.
• If the student/child develops symptoms and/or tests positive, contact your local public
health unit or doctor/health care provider for more advice.
• Contact your school/child care provider to let them know about this result.

If you answered “YES” to question 7, do not go to school or child care.
• The student/child must isolate (stay home) and not leave except to get tested or for a
medical emergency.
• Follow the advice of public health. The student/child can return to school/child care after
they are cleared by your local public health unit.
• If the student/child develops symptoms, contact your local public health unit or doctor/
health care provider for more advice.
φ Siblings or other people in your household must stay at home until the student/child
tests negative, or is cleared by your public health unit. Household members who are fully
vaccinated or previously positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days and have since been
cleared are not required to stay home.
• Contact your school/child care provider to let them know about this result.

If you answered “YES” to question 8, do not go to school or child care.
• The student/child must isolate (stay home) and not leave except to get tested or for a
medical emergency.
• Visit an assessment centre to get them a COVID-19 test.
φ If they test negative on a PCR test (they do not have the virus), they can return to school/
child care. φ If they test positive on a PCR test (they have the virus), they need to continue isolating and
can return only after they are cleared by your local public health unit.
• If they develop symptoms, contact your local public health unit or doctor/health care provider
for more advice.
• Siblings or other people in your household must isolate until the individual who tested positive
on the rapid antigen test or home-based self-testing kit tests negative on a PCR test or is
cleared by the local public health unit. Household members who are fully vaccinated or
previously positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days and have since been cleared are not
required to isolate.
• Contact your school/child care provider to let them know about this result
If you answered “NO” to all questions, your child may go to school/child care. Follow your
school/child care provider’s established process for letting staff know about this result.
• As per regular protocols, all sick individuals with any symptoms of illness should stay home
and seek assessment from their regular health care provider if required.
• Individuals with severe symptoms requiring emergency care should go to their nearest
emergency department.
• If an individual develops symptoms outside of the list above, the Public Health Unit may
recommend other measures including testing based on an assessment of the individual’s
symptoms and exposure history.

Public Health Ontario – Contact Tracing
Answering these questions is optional. This information will only be used by Public Health officials
for contact tracing. All information will be deleted in 28 days.
Date:
Name:
Phone or Email: