New Daily Symptom Screening Tools

New Daily Symptom Screening Tools

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Thank you for being so diligent in the screening of your children each day. 

 

In response to recent changes made by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer for the health and safety of NWT residents, we have been asked to share updated screening tools for students and teachers.

 Three new symptoms have been added to the list of COVID-19 symptoms to watch out for:

·         Abdominal pain

·         Skin changes or rashes

·         Chills

Changes to the Staff Screening Tool require that staff stay home and contact public health for the next steps if they have ANY of the symptoms of COVID-19. 

 

The changes to the Student Screening Tool also adds the symptom of “loss of sense of taste or smell” to their major symptom list in Step 2.  In addition, changes were made in Step 3 minor symptoms to require that:

  1. A student with ONE minor symptom must stay home for 24 hours.  If they are better within 24 hours, they may return to school.  If they are not better or are worsening, they must call public health for the next steps.
  2. A child with TWO or MORE minor symptoms must stay home and call public health for the next steps.

 

 

Please use the new screening tools to screen your children each day before they come to school. 

Teachers Eng: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/sites/covid/files/resources/teachers_-_daily_symptom_screening_tool_-_eng.pdf

Teachers Fr: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/sites/covid/files/resources/cv19_form_dailysymptomscreening-teachers-revised_fr.pdf

Student Eng: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/sites/covid/files/resources/students_-_daily_symptom_screening_tool_-_eng.pdf

Student Fr: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/sites/covid/files/resources/cv19_form_dailysymptomscreening-students-revised_fr.pdf

Many thanks for your continued support as we navigate the pandemic. As a reminder, if you have questions or concerns regarding the health of your child, please contact public health directly for the next steps. 

 

Sincerely,

Simone Gessler

Superintendent