Self Screening Information

If you answered yes to any symptoms

Do not come to work. Notify your supervisor as per MHA policy. Report to a COVID Assessment Centre for Testing. Mask, practice physical distancing & self-isolate pending test results.

If you had No known exposure to a confirmed COVID positive person AND your COVID test is negative, you may return to work 24 hours after your symptoms have resolved. If your symptoms have persisted or worsened, remain at home and self-isolate. It is recommended that you have a repeat COVID test.

If you had a known exposure to a confirmed COVID positive person without the use of personal protective equipment, you cannot return to work and must self-isolate for 14 days from the date of last exposure regardless of your test results. If your symptoms have resolved (> 24 hours) and the 14 day self-isolation has passed, you may return to work.

The Ministry requires that a positive COVID test must be reported to your manager/supervisor, employee/occupational health.

A person with a positive COVID test cannot return to work pending a return to work discussion with employee/occupational health.

 


If you answered yes to travel outside Canada

It is recommended that you do not travel outside of Canada at this time. If you have, do not come to work. Notify your supervisor and self-isolate for 14 days when you return. You must be symptom free to return to work.

 


If you answered yes to Close Contact with a confirmed or probable case (without PPE)

Confirmed or Probable Case (Definition of Probable Case – symptoms AND travel to an affected area within the past 14 days OR symptoms AND close contact with a confirmed case OR symptoms AND live/work in a facility with an outbreak). Do not come to work. Notify your supervisor. Report to a COVID Assessment Centre for Testing. Mask, practice physical distancing & self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of your test results. You must be remain symptom free to return to work.

If contact was with someone with a symptom(s) who does not meet the additional criteria of a probable case as above – Notify your supervisor or occupational health for instruction prior to coming to work.

 


If you have you had a positive COVID-19 test within the past 14 days

Do not come to work. Stay home and self-isolate. The Ministry requires that a positive COVID test must be reported to your manager/supervisor, employee/occupational health. A person with a positive COVID test cannot return to work pending a return to work discussion with employee/occupational health.

 


 

Note: In exceptional circumstances where clinical care would be severely compromised without additional staffing, an earlier return to work may be considered under strict work self-isolation guidance. Determination of exceptional circumstances will be decided through a collaborative discussion between the manager/supervisor/responsible person and Occupational Health.