Last updated: October 20, 2020

COVID-19 school and child care screening

Answer the following questions to help you decide if you should or should not go to school/child care today.

You must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school/child care.

Using this tool is optional and is not tracked or enforced. If your school board, child care provider, or public health unit has another screening process, you can use that instead.

As of October 1, we’ve made a few updates to our testing guidelines for children.

The main update is adjusting the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home for a period of time and seek medical advice.

Our guidelines continue to evolve as we learn more about COVID-19, how it spreads, and how it affects children and adults in different ways.

This screening cannot diagnose you. If you have medical questions, consult a health care provider or your local public health unit.  Listen to the advice of your local public health unit first, as their advice overrules the advice in this screening.