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Daily health assessment checklist (Updated March 2021)
School looks a little different this year, as there are many layers of new protocols in place that that will help keep everyone safer. One of the key ways we’re going to do that is making sure that if your child is sick, they need to stay home.
Here’s the daily health assessment checklist for parents and caregivers to use: NWS_DailyHealthCheck_Student_MarchUpdate
Here is the newly updated (Feb 2021) daily health assessment checklist for staff and visitors at a school: Daily Health Check_Feb2021_StaffVisitors
It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to make sure that this assessment is done, each and every day, before sending a child to school … whether that child is in Kindergarten or grade 12.
Please use the above health check list each morning and follow the advice listed there around what to do if new symptoms arise, if you’ve travelled internationally, or if you’ve had public health officers reach out to confirm you’ve been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
We know you have some broader questions about the health check process as well. Here are a few of the questions we’re hearing and the answers to them (noting that this is the direction being given by the BC Centre for Disease Control and is supported by Fraser Health).
What if someone else in our home is sick?
The Daily Health Check needs to be completed for each student or adult intending to enter a school that day.
If your child exhibits symptoms, follow the advice listed on the Daily Health Check (or the advice received from a public health officer) for next steps. Anyone who has travelled internationally needs to immediately self-isolate upon return for 14 days. Anyone who is a confirmed close-contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 needs to follow the direction they’ve been given.
If none of the above applies – and you have not been otherwise instructed by a public health officer or other medical professional – then even if another person in the house is not feeling well, the person exhibiting no symptoms or signs that they’re ill may attend school, if you decide it is appropriate.
What if my child has allergies or this symptom is not new to them?
If the symptom is consistent with a previously diagnosed health condition (e.g. allergies or asthma), and it is not unusual for your child to have that symptom, they may return to school. No assessment or note will be required from a health provider.
Need this in a language other than English? The Ministry of Education has translated this information into some additional languages and dialects (it looks a little different than the English version we’re using, but it provides the same general directions, with all the same questions to screen for). Please select the language below that’s best for you and your family:
Updated Daily Health Check for K-12 students February 2021 – French
Updated Daily Health Check for K-12 students February 2021_Arabic
Updated Daily Health Check for K-12 students February 2021_Chinese (Simplified)
Updated Daily Health Check for K-12 students February 2021_Chinese (Traditional) Updated Daily Health Check for K-12 students February 2021_FRENCH
Updated Daily Health Check for K-12 students February 2021_Punjabi
Updated Daily Health Check for K-12 students MARCH 2021_Tagalog
Updated Daily Health Check for K-12 students MARCh 2021_Farsi