The Targeted Schools Testing program is to provide access to testing for asymptomatic students and staff who continue to attend school, and children and staff from child-care centres located inside schools, as well as school bus drivers.
It is not to include individuals who have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or those who have been advised to self-isolate.
In accordance with Public Health guidelines, all attendees are screened and required to answer three questions upon arrival at these testing clinics:
- Are you presently in self-isolation / quarantine due to travel history or have you been told to self-isolate by public health?
- Do you have any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19? These include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, extreme fatigue or tiredness, body aches, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, loss of appetite, headache, nausea or vomiting.
- Have you had or been recommend to have a COVID-19 test by a medical health professional or public health within the last 14 days?
Anyone who answers YES to any of these questions will be turned away and directed to a COVID-19 assessment centre for testing.
If the student or staff member is part of a class (or cohort) that has been dismissed from school and has been told to self-isolate due to potential exposure to a COVID positive person in their class, they will not be allowed to come into the clinic for testing. They should utilize the public system and obtain testing at an alternate location, like a hospital-run assessment centre, that has been established to handle symptomatic individuals and those with known exposure to COVID positive individuals.
The complete testing schedule is now available here: https://cklass.ca/covid19_testing/