October 1, 2020 Update (with new Health Pass form)The first set of questions asks about symptoms such as fever or cough. Students and children with any of these symptoms will still be advised to stay home until they are able to consult with a health care provider and receive an alternative diagnosis or a negative COVID-19 test.
The second set of questions asks about other symptoms that are commonly associated with other illnesses, such as a runny nose or headache:
1. Students and children with only one of these symptoms will be advised to stay home for 24 hours, after which they can return to school or child care if their symptoms are improving.
2. Students and children with two or more of these symptoms will be advised to stay home until they are able to consult with a health care provider and receive an alternative diagnosis or a negative COVID-19 test.
As a safety measure, TDSB requires every student to complete the daily healthy screening procedure in order to gain access to school buildings (either using the TDSB Student Health Pass paper form or the TDSB Health Screening App).
The most important thing families can do to help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, is to screen their children daily for any COVID-19 symptoms and keep them home from school if they are sick or have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. All staff and visitors will also be required to screen themselves before entering a TDSB building. Once staff and students arrive at school, they will enter through the designated doors with a screening station to verify their self-assessment. Learn more about the self-assessment and verification process at www.tdsb.on.ca/healthscreening.
Before coming to school or an administration building each day, all students and staff must conduct an active Health Screening Self-Assessment.
A self-assessment for students can be verified two ways:
- A parent/guardian signing the TDSB Student Health Pass daily and the student showing it to staff at the entry door.
- A parent/guardian completing the assessment on the TDSB Health Screening App, which generates a QR code that a student can scan at the entry door (if they have a mobile device) or the student can present their name to a screener who can verify their entry status.