Public Health RETURN TO SCHOOL Protocol for Students/Staff with COVID-19 Symptoms

Dear Wildcats
We wanted to clarify the protocol for when students/staff are either sent home with symptoms.  The document attached from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health really helps explain it succinctly.
If a child/staff member is sent home with symptoms, they can

#1 Get a test…if “negative” test (2 conditions must be met to return),

#2 If decision is to NOT get tested, child/staff member must quarantine for 14 days from onset of symptoms,

#3 If received a POSITIVE test (there are 3 conditions that must be met) before returning.

 *If we know of an existing condition that is not an ESCALATION in baseline or an ABNORMAL RISE, then we do not send the child/staff home. For example, a child who suffers from allergies.  If in doubt, staff will consult with administration  If we are in doubt, administration will call home to speak with parents.

This information can be found on and on our website