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 September 2, 2021 to reflect Ottawa Public Health screening guidelines.

COVID-19 Screening

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.

  1. If the student/child tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days have they since been cleared?
  2. Is someone that the student/child lives with currently experiencing any new COVID-19 symptoms and/or waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms? (If the individual experiencing symptoms received a COVID-19 vaccination in the last 48 hours and is experiencing mild fatigue, muscle aches, and/or joint pain that only began after vaccination, select “No”.)
  3. In the last 10 days, has the student/child been identified as a “close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19? (If public health has advised you that you do not need to self-isolate, select “No”.)
  4. In the last 10 days, has someone in the the student/child’s household received a COVID Alert exposure notification on their cell phone? (If they already went for a test and got a negative result, select “No”.)
  5. In the last 14 days, has the student/child travelled outside of Canada AND been advised to quarantine as per the federal quarantine requirements AND/OR is the student/child under the age of 12 and not fully vaccinated? (If travel was solely due to a cross border custody arrangement, select “No”.)
  6. Has a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told you that the student/child should currently be isolating (staying at home)? This can be because of an outbreak or contact tracing.
  7. In the last 10 days, has the student/child tested positive on a rapid antigen test or a home-based self-testing kit? (If the student/child has since tested negative on a lab-based PCR test, select “No”.)
  8. Does your child have any of the following symptoms (not related to other known causes or conditions):
  • Fever ( temperature 37.8°C/100.0°F or higher) or Chills;
  • 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);
  • Shortness of breath — out of breath, unable to breathe deeply (not related to asthma or other known causes or conditions they already have);
  • Decrease or loss of smell or taste — not related to seasonal allergiesother known causes or conditions, (for example, nasal polyps, allergies, neurological disorders);
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea — not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, or other known causes or conditions they already have.

**Close physical contact means:

  • Living in the same home while that person was not self-isolating and infectious
  • Being less than 2 metres away in the same room or area from another person or unprotected contact for more than 15 minutes
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