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COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire - effective November 2, 2020

Please note the province announced changes to Alberta Health’s COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire, effective Nov. 2, 2020. Below is a summary of the changes.

What you need to know:

  • There is a new COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire for students that applies to all children in pre-kindergarten to Grade 12, including individuals 18 and over who are attending senior high.
  • Symptoms of runny nose and sore throat are no longer mandatory isolation symptoms for Albertans under 18.
  • The new primary COVID-19 symptoms for children are:
    • cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell
  • If a child has any primary symptoms, they must isolate for 10 days. The child can only return to school before the 10-day period if they received a negative COVID-19 test result and symptoms resolve.
  • If a child has ONE of the secondary symptoms—chills; sore throat or painful swallowing; runny nose or congestion; feeling unwell or fatigue; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; unexplained loss of appetite; muscle or joint aches; headache; or pink-eye:
    • The child needs to stay home and monitor symptoms for 24 hours.
    • After 24 hours, if the symptom improves, they can return to school—testing isn’t recommended.
    • After 24, if the symptom worsens, or if additional secondary symptoms develop, the child must continue to stay home, and testing is recommended. The child can return to school when symptoms resolve.
  • If a child has TWO or more of the secondary symptoms—chills; sore throat or painful swallowing; runny nose or congestion; feeling unwell or fatigue; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; unexplained loss of appetite; muscle or joint aches; headache; or pink-eye:
    • The child must stay home, and testing is recommended. The child can return to school when symptoms resolve.

 

REMINDERS:

Students are required to verbally complete the NEW Daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire every day. Before entering school, students, staff, family members, and visitors must complete a mental checklist. If you answer “Yes” to any of the screening questions, DO NOT enter Bev Facey.

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