On January 3, 2022 the government of Ontario announced a range of time-limited public health actions to help curb the spread of COVID-19 variants in Ontario, this includes updates made to the COVID-19 school and child care screening tool.
On the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, a more sensitive COVID-19 symptom list is being reinstated for daily active screening of all students and staff in schools and child care. Anyone who has symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 or is a confirmed positive case must self-isolate, regardless of vaccination status.
Updated versions of the screening tool are posted on Ontario's School Screening Website. Upon the return to in-person learning, students must complete the screening tool daily before attending school. A requirement for verification of daily self-assessment will also be in place until further notice for all students provincially.