COVID-19 Self Screening

Secondary Staff and Students

DEFINITIONS

Fully vaccinated: 14 days or more after an individual has received their second dose of two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or their first dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine series that is listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization or approved by Health Canada.
*A two dose series can include mixed dose vaccinations, for example AstraZeneca-Pfizer, Pfizer-Moderna, etc.

Not fully vaccinated: Individual who has not received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series that is listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization or approved by Health Canada; OR an individual who has received their full COVID-19 vaccine series but less than 14 days has passed since the date of last vaccination.

Previously positive: Individual who was a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 90 days and has since been cleared by Public Health.


(a) Fever and/or chills
Temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher and/or chills

(b) Cough or barking cough (croup)
Continuous, more than usual, making a whistling noise when breathing (not related to asthma, post-infectious reactive airways, or other known causes or conditions)

(c) Shortness of breath
Out of breath, unable to breathe deeply (not related to asthma or other known causes or conditions)

(d) Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
Painful swallowing (not related to seasonal allergies, acid reflux, or other known causes or conditions)

(e) Extreme tiredness
Unusual, fatigue/lack of energy (not related to depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction or other known causes or conditions)
*If you/your child received a COVID-19 vaccination in the last 48 hours and are experiencing mild fatigue which only began after vaccination, then disregard this symptom

(f) Muscle aches
Unexplained, unusual or long-lasting (not related to sudden injury, fibromyalgia or other known causes or conditions)
*If you/your child received a COVID-19 vaccination in the last 48 hours and are experiencing mild muscle aches/joint pain which only began after vaccination, then disregard this symptom

(g) Runny or stuffy/congested nose
Not related to seasonal allergies, being outside in cold weather, or other known causes or conditions

(h) Decrease or loss of taste or smell
Not related to seasonal allergies, neurological disorders, or other known causes or conditions

(i) Vomiting and/or diarrhea
Not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, menstrual cramps, or other known causes or conditions

* If the individual experiencing symptoms received a COVID-19 vaccination in the last 48 hours and is experiencing mild fatigue, muscle aches and/or joint pain which only began after vaccination, select “No”. If fully vaccinated or previously positive in past 90 days and since cleared, select “No”

* If fully vaccinated or previously positive in past 90 days and since cleared, select “No”

* If testing occurred and a negative result was received or if fully vaccinated or previously positive in the past 90 days and since cleared, select “No”

* If the student/child has since tested negative on a lab-based PCR test, select “No”