Message from Executive Director, Bob Butella:
Updated COVID Screening Protocol and Guidelines for In-Person appointments
As you may be aware, Toronto Public Health and the local school boards updated their screening and safety guidelines on Friday in response to the ever growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Toronto and across the province. ISAND will follow the same protocols as recommended by Toronto Public Health.
Starting Tuesday December 8, if a child has one new or worsening of the following nine symptoms, the in-person appointment will be cancelled and re-scheduled sometime after the early of: 1) ten (10) days of self-isolation; 2) receiving negative COVID results; or 3) have been given clearance by their health provider. Children who have an existing health condition, confirmed by a health provider, that gives them any of the nine identified symptoms, should NOT answer YES to the screening questions unless the symptoms are new, different, or worsening.
The nine symptoms are:
|Fever >37.8 C||Cough||Difficulty Breathing|
|Loss of Taste||Headache||Muscle aches or Fatigue|
|Stuffy or Runny nose||Sore Throat||Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea|
The updated fillable screening form (Click here) can be found under the COVID-19 Tab above. Please complete the form within 48 hours of the booked appointment. The completed form can be brought with you or can be e-mailed to email@example.com if you need to cancel.
- If we become aware of an infected person being on site, including a member of the ISAND staff team, we need to contact public health.
- we will work with Toronto Public Health on follow up protocols, including informing persons who may be at risk due to contact about the potential exposure and steps to be taken.