OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH Information for Families

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH Information for Families
Posted on 01/11/2022

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Dear ALC Families,

As we approach the return to in-person in the second half of the school year, we will continue to share more information for families to be ready for the return to school.  Here are some direct links you may need or wish to review from Ottawa Public Health.


COVID-19 Testing and Symptoms for Children and the Return to School January 17th, 2022
 
As the school communities prepare for the return to in-person learning. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) would like to remind families of the importance of taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 both within the schools and in the community. 

Screening
All families must complete the screening tool each morning before sending your child to school, and follow the instructions provided by the tool. Please keep in mind that it is possible to test positive for COVID-19 even with only a single mild symptom. If the screening tool does not require that you have your child tested, but you remain concerned about COVID-19, you can choose to keep your child at home for the full isolation time required and have them tested if they meet the guidelines required.

Parents and guardians must complete the Ottawa Public Health (OPH) COVID self-assessment for every student before leaving home each day.  

 Self-Assessment Tool:

Student Screening

 
Monitoring 
Families should monitor their child daily for symptoms of COVID-19, including days when their child will not be attending school. If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, they should self-isolate at home and be tested as per the screening tool. 


Click here forSYMPTOMS of Covid

I have 1 or 2 symptoms, different guideline, which one do I fall under?

 It is highly likely that you have a COVID-19 infection. 

You must self-isolate immediately: 

  • For at least 5 days from your symptom onset and until your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (or 48 hours if gastrointestinal symptoms) whichever is longer in duration if you are: 
    • 12 years of age or older AND fully vaccinated* 
    • 11 years old or younger, regardless of your vaccination status 
  • For 10 days from your symptom onset if you are: 
    • 12 years of age or older AND either partially vaccinated or unvaccinated 
    • Immune compromised, regardless of your age or vaccination status. 
  • All of your household members (regardless of their vaccination status) must self-isolate while you are self-isolating. 
  • Most individuals DO NOT need a COVID-19 test. If testing is not available you must self-isolate. 
  • Notify your workplace. 
  • If you are in distress (e.g., significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), do not go to the Assessment Centre or a COVID-19 Care clinic. Go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1. 

It is highly likely that you have a COVID-19 infection. 

You must self-isolate immediately: 

  • For at least 5 days from your symptom onset and until your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (or 48 hours if gastrointestinal symptoms) whichever is longer in duration if you are: 
    • 12 years of age or older AND fully vaccinated* 
    • 11 years old or younger, regardless of your vaccination status 
  • For 10 days from your symptom onset if you are: 
    • 12 years of age or older AND either partially vaccinated or unvaccinated 
    • Immune compromised, regardless of your age or vaccination status. 
  • All of your household members (regardless of their vaccination status) must self-isolate while you are self-isolating. 
  • Most individuals DO NOT need a COVID-19 test. If testing is not available you must self-isolate. 
  • Notify your workplace. 
  • If you are in distress (e.g., significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), do not go to the Assessment Centre or a COVID-19 Care clinic. Go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1. 

It is less likely that you have COVID-19.
  • Self-isolate until your symptoms are improving for at least 24 hours (48 hours from gastrointestinal symptoms).
  • Your household members do not need to self-isolate.

* You may consider yourself ‘fully vaccinated’ when it has been 14 days after receiving: 
  • The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada (e.g., 2 doses of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca/COVIDSHIELD, OR 1 dose of Janssen [Johnson & Johnson]) or any combination of such vaccines, OR   
  • One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada (e.g., Sinopharm) followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) OR  
  • Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada (e.g., Abdala). 

Click the link for testing locations:  Where can I get a Test?

After testing, where are my results?
-Rapid will be immediately given after test completed.
-PCR will be uploaded to the testing site database and the Ministry of Health Results


Vaccination Booking Links:

Community Booking Locations

Ministry of Health Vaccination Booking

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

All Ontarians ages 18 and older (born 2003 or earlier) are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster 84 days (approximately 3 months) after receiving the second dose. Vaccines (first, second, and third doses) can be scheduled through the provincial booking portal www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling the information line at 1-833-943-3900. This line is available 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week. You may also contact a participating pharmacy to schedule an appointment. Appointments are added as capacity permits therefore it is recommended that you continue to check back often.

For more information about COVID vaccines visit the Ministry of Health website: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario

Ottawa Drop-In Clinics for adults

Ottawa Public Health has increased drop-in eligibility at certain community clinics to prioritize immunizing individuals in the following groups:

  • Adults ages 60 and older
  • Educational and childcare workers (this includes, but is not limited to, principals, teachers, assistants, cleaners, office staff, early childhood educators, bus drivers etc.).
  • Healthcare workers
  • Pregnant individuals

Residents in these priority groups can drop-in to the following clinics at any time moving forward, for first, second, or booster doses:

  • EY Centre (4899 Uplands Drive): 7:45 am - 8:10 pm
  • University of Ottawa - Minto Sports Complex (801 King Edward Avenue): 8:15 am - 7:30 pm
  • Nepean Sportsplex Curling Rink - Entrance 4 (1701 Woodroffe Avenue): 7:45 am - 8:10 pm


Be Well, Be Wise and Take Care, 
Our ALC Family

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