Screening Information from our Local Health Unit

Spread the Word, Not COVID-19 

Colds, runny nose… and COVID-19. This winter, it’s extra difficult to determine if your child’s sniffles are something more serious.


If your child is sick and showing COVID-19-like symptoms, keep them home. This helps prevent COVID-19 and ensure schools stay safe and open.


The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reminds parents/guardians to screen a child each day before sending them to school or child care.

Resources are in place to help you make the right call:

  • Ontario’s COVID-19 School Screening Tool ( – Answer questions in this online tool to see if your child should go to school or day care. A printable version is also available.
  • Schools and COVID-19 ( – Visit this Health Unit webpage for resources and guidance on keeping your student and schools safe during COVID-19.

If you are unsure about your child’s symptoms and what to do next, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020.