COVID-19 Procedures & Information

Daily student screening forms

If your child is ill

We wanted to take a minute to remind you of the process that you must adhere to when your child is ill. A  reminder - these are Ministry of Education and Public Health Policies, these are not specific to TBSFFCP. We  understand the frustration and difficulty involved in testing young children with mild symptoms. However, this is provincial policy we are required to follow as a licensed childcare centre.  

Symptoms of COVID-19 have been categorized into two sections. Each section requires a different course of  action. Your child must be symptom free for 24 hours in order to return to school. However, an exception will be  made for mild symptoms that are NOT new or worsening and are known to persist in young children (e.g. runny nose or mild cough that may persist following infections), which may be ongoing at time of return to school if other symptoms have resolved. If your child has one symptom under section 1 or two symptoms under section 2, you must consult your family doctor for further advice. Asymptomatic children will no longer be excluded from the program if they have a sick sibling or family member at home.

 

When assessing your child for symptoms, you should focus on evaluating if the symptoms are new, worsening, or different from your child’s baseline health status or usual state. Symptoms associated with known chronic health conditions or related to other known causes/conditions need not be considered unless new, different or worsening.

  1. Email your campus principal and classroom teachers to report what symptoms your child has;
     

  2. You MUST indicate whether you are planning to take your child for testing.

 

Please note - we are required to provide the Ministry of Education and Public Health with all this information. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in keeping our community healthy and safe.

COVID-19 Screening for symptoms:

 

 Question 1: 

Does your child have any of the following new or worsening symptoms? Symptoms should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions.

a. Fever and/or chills (temperature of 37.8°C/100.0°F or greater)

b. Cough (more than usual if chronic cough) including croup (barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing) NOT related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., asthma, post reactive airways)

c. Shortness of breath (dyspnea, out of breath, unable to breathe deeply, wheeze that is worse than usual if chronically short of breath) NOT related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., asthma)

d. Decrease or loss of smell or taste (new olfactory or taste disorder) NOT related to other

known causes or conditions (e.g., nasal polyps, allergies, neurological disorders)

If you answered “YES” to one of the symptoms in question 1:

  • Your child should stay home to isolate immediately.

  • Contact your family doctor for further advice or assessment, including if your child needs a COVID-19 test or other treatment.

 Question 2: 

Does your child have any of the following new or worsening symptoms? Symptoms should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions.

a. Sore throat (painful swallowing or difficulty swallowing) NOT related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., post nasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux)

b. Stuffy nose and/or runny nose (nasal congestion and/or rhinorrhea) NOT related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., seasonal allergies, returning inside from the cold, chronic sinusitis unchanged from baseline, post-infectious reactive airways)

c. Headache that is new and persistent, unusual, unexplained, or long-lasting NOT related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., tension-type headaches, chronic migraines)

d. Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea NOT related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., transient vomiting due to anxiety in children, chronic vestibular dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, side effect of medication)

e. Fatigue, lethargy, or malaise (general feeling of being unwell, lack of energy, extreme tiredness, poor feeding in infants) that is unusual or unexplained NOT related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, anemia)

If you answered “YES” to one of the symptoms included under question 2:

  • Your child should stay home from school and be monitored for additional or worsening symptoms.

  • If the symptom persists or worsens after 24 hours, contact your child’s family doctor for further advice or assessment, including if your child needs a COVID-19 test or other treatment.

If you answered “YES” to two or more of the symptoms included under question 2:

  • Your child should stay home to isolate immediately.

  • Contact your child’s family doctor for further advice or assessment, including if your child needs a COVID-19 test or other treatment.

 Question 3: 

Has your child travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?

If you answered “YES” to question 3:

  • Your child should stay home to isolate immediately and follow the advice of Public Health.

  • If your child develops symptoms, you should contact your local Public Health unit or family doctor for further advice.

 

 Question 4: 

Have you or your child been identified as a close contact of someone who is confirmed as having COVID-19 by your local Public Health unit? (COVID Alert app does not apply).

If you answered “YES” to question 4:

  • Your child should stay home to isolate immediately and follow the advice of Public Health.

  • If your child develops symptoms, you should contact your local Public Health unit or family doctor for further advice.

  • If the family member is directed by Public Health to undergo testing, your child can return to school once the family member has received a negative test result.

  • If your child is directed by Public Health to undergo testing, your child can return to school once they have received a negative test result.

 Question 5: 

Has your child been directed by a health care provider including Public Health official to isolate?

If you answered “YES” to question 5:

  • Your child should stay home to isolate immediately and follow the advice of Public Health.

  • If your child develops symptoms, you should contact your local Public Health unit or the health care provider for further advice.

 

Children must also be monitored for atypical symptoms and signs of COVID-19.

Returning to school confirmation form

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