New COVID-19 screening tools for students and teachers

Dear parents and guardians: Thank you for being so diligent in the screening of your children every day. In response to recent changes made by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer for the health and safety of NWT residents, screening tools have been updated. Three new symptoms have been added to the list of COVID-19 symptoms to watch out for: 

Changes to the Staff Screening Tool require that staff stay home and contact public health for next steps if they have one major or two minor symptoms of COVID-19. Changes to the Student Screening Tool also add the symptom of “loss of sense of taste or smell” to their major symptom list in Step 2. In addition, changes were made in the Step 3 minor symptoms to require that:

Please use the new screening tools to screen your child(ren) every day before they come to school. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

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