Important - for students attending school

posted Sep 21, 2020, 1:41 PM by Kim Jimmo

Parents are expected to use the Covid-19 Screening Tool on a daily basis before sending the child(ren) to school.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, Ottawa Public Health will receive the results directly from the lab and will contact you to provide further direction and guidance. You do not need to call OPH or the school - OPH will call you.

If your child tests negative for COVID-19,
• Your child cannot return to school until at least 24 hours after symptoms have resolved without the use of fever-reducing medication, or 48 hours after vomiting or diarrhea has resolved.
• Household members can immediately stop self-isolation and go to school and work if they are symptom-free.

If your child does NOT get tested, your child and close contacts MUST stay home and self-isolate for:
• 14 days AND
• Not have a fever AND
• Symptoms have been improving for at least 72 hours, whichever is longer.