Under the advice of the Ministry of Health & Education, the daily health check list which parents have been asked to do each day has been updated, and School District #83 is adopting the new check list.
1. Key Symptoms of Illness
Does your child have any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Cough or worsening of chronic cough
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Nausea and vomiting
2. International Travel
Have you returned from travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
3. Confirmed Contact
Are you a confirmed contact of a person confirmed to have COVID-19?
If you answered “YES” to any of the above symptoms, and they are not related to a pre-existing condition (e.g. allergies), YOUR CHILD SHOULD NOT ATTEND SCHOOL.
If only one symptom (excluding fever) is present: your child should stay home and can self-monitor/be monitored for 24 hours from when the symptom started. If the symptom continues past that window or worsens, seek a health assessment. If the symptom improves, your child may return to school when they feel well enough.
If your child has a fever, or if two or more key symptoms are present: seek a health assessment. A health assessment can include calling 811 or a primary care provider like a physician or nurse practitioner – the assessment will determine whether a COVID-19 test is recommended.
If you answered “YES” to questions 2 or 3, use the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool or call 811 to determine if you should seek testing for COVID19.
RETURN TO SCHOOL
After a period of illness, when is it safe to return to school?
If a COVID-19 test has been recommended as part of a health assessment, follow the guidance provided by the health professional you’re working with.
If a COVID-19 test is not recommended by the health assessment, your child can return to school when symptoms improve and they feel well enough to do so.
For more information, please go to https://sd83.bc.ca/2020/10/09/school-district-no-83-adopts-the-new-daily-health-check-list/.