Before you can drop of your child/children each day, you must submit verification that your child/children may attend after reviewing our COVID-19 screening checklist.

We’ve tried to streamline this process as much as possible by providing a page with all of the relevant information and an extremely simple form.

Screening Form

If this is the first time you’re completing the form, or you need a refresher, please see the COVID-19 checklist on this page.

Updated January 14, 2022 to reflect Ottawa Public Health screening guidelines.

COVID-19 Screening

NOTE: For the questions below, please use in the last 5 days for student/children who are fully vaccinated OR 11 years old or younger; use in the last 10 days for students/children who are 12 years old and older and not fully vaccinated OR immune compromised.

If you answer is YES to any of the following questions, your child may NOT attend daycare. Please contact us by phone or email and we’ll discuss next steps.

If you answer NO to all questions below, your child is considered safe to attend daycare.

Symptoms

Does your child have or have they had any of the following:

  1. Fever ( temperature 37.8°C/100.0°F or higher) or Chills;
  2. Cough or barking cough (croup) — continuous, more than usual, making a whistling noise when breathing (not related to asthma, post-infectious airways, or other known causes or conditions they already have);
  3. Shortness of breath — out of breath, unable to breathe deeply (not related to asthma or other known causes or conditions they already have);
  4. Decrease or loss of smell or taste — not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions, (for example, nasal polyps, allergies, neurological disorders);
  5. Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea — not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, or other known causes or conditions they already have.

Additional Symptoms

Does your child have or have they had any of the following:

  1. Sore throat or difficulty swallowing (not related to seasonal allergies, acid reflux, or other known causes or conditions)
  2. Runny or stuffy/congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies, being outside in cold weather, or other known causes or conditions)
  3. Headache – unusual, long lasting (not related to tension-type headaches, chronic migraines, or other known causes or conditions, nor to having had the flu jab in the last 48 hours)
  4. Extreme tiredness – unusual, fatigue, lack of energy, poor feeding in infants (not related to depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, sudden injury, or other known causes or conditions, nor to having had the flu jab in the last 48 hours)
  5. Muscles aches or joint pain (not if the child had onset of symptoms after having a flu jab in the last 48 hours)

Positive COVID-19 Test

In the past 5 or 10 days (see above) has your child tested posted for Covid-19?

Home Situation

Do any of the following apply? The student/child lives with someone who is currently isolating:

  1. because of a positive COVID-19 test;
  2. because of COVID-19 symptoms;
  3. while waiting for COVID-19 test results.

Close Contacts

Has the student/child been identified as a “close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19 and been advised to self-isolate? (If public health guidance provided to you has advised you that you do not need to self-isolate, select “No”.)

Medical Advice

Has a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told you that the student/child should be currently isolating (staying at home)? (This can be because of an outbreak or contact tracing.)

Travel

Do any of the following apply? In the last 14 days:

  1. the student/child travelled outside of Canada and was told to quarantine
  2. the student/child travelled outside of Canada and was told to not attend school or daycare;
  3. someone living with the student/child has returned from travelling outside of Canada and is isolating while awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.

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