Updates to the School & Child Care Screening Tool

Limestone Learning Foundation
Updates to the School & Child Care Screening Tool
Posted on 09/01/2022

Dear Families,

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health announced updates to the School and Child Care Screening Tool and Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19. Here is a summary of the updated guidelines:

  • Students, staff, and visitors need to continue to self-screen each school day.
  • Students and staff should stay home when sick. Anyone who is feeling sick or has any new or worsening symptoms of illness (including COVID-19 symptoms) should stay home, until:
  • For a total of 10 days after the start any illness symptom, students and staff should continue to wear a well-fitted mask in all public settings (including schools and childcare, unless under two years old) and avoid non-essential activities where mask removal is necessary. 
  • Asymptomatic individuals with a positive COVID-19 test result do not need to stay home unless symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, they should stay home and follow the recommended guidelines above.
  • Individuals attending school who are immunocompromised who are feeling sick, or have a positive COVID-19 test, should still stay home for 10 days from the start of any symptom or positive test result, whichever came first.   

We continue to work very closely with KFL&A Public Health as it relates to health and safety and absence due to illness. Following the revised guidelines above will help to reduce the transmission of all illnesses and help to keep students, staff, and families in Limestone healthy throughout the year. We all must continue to work together to do our best and help to mitigate transmission of illness within our schools.

We hope you have a great weekend, and we are looking forward to welcoming all of our students and staff back to school next Tuesday.

Limestone District School Board

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.