SD83 has recently adopted the new BCCDC Daily Health Check. The new checklist clearly identifies the key symptoms that have be found to be related to COVID-19. It also outlines a clear process to follow if/when your child displays one or more of the symptoms. Staying home when sick is critical to ensuring we all remain safe and healthy.
DAILY HEALTH CHECK
|1. Key Symptoms of Illness||Do you have any of the following symptoms?||Yes||No|
Cough or worsening chronic cough
Shortness of breath
Loss of sense of smell or taste
Nausea and vomiting
|2. International Travel||Have you returned from travel outside Canada in the last 14 days?|
|2. 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/.
Below is a printer friendly version of the Heath Check Form.