If someone in my child’s school tests positive for COVID-19 do I need to get my child tested?

In general, if someone from a school tests positive for COVID-19 and your child is not in the same classroom or otherwise considered a close contact, they do not need to get tested or be kept away from school. Public Health Sudbury & Districts will support the school to inform parents or guardians if their child is considered a close contact of the case. This includes sharing specific instructions about testing and isolation, if required. For more information, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/operational-guidance-covid-19-management-schools (Ontario Government).


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For more information on self-isolation and self-assessment, visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

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Personal information contained on this form is collected under the authority of one or more of the following (as amended): the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990; the Immunization of School Pupils Act, R.S.O.1990; the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991; and is in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990 and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, S.O. 2004. This information is used to ensure that all appropriate personal care and public health services are provided, and that necessary statistics are kept. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Privacy Officer at the Sudbury & District Health Unit, 1300 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON P3E 3A3, 705.522.9200.

This item was last modified on September 3, 2020




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