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Screening Checklist

This checklist provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

As you know, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve quickly. Given this situation, we are screening for potential risks of COVID-19 with everyone who may be entering our campuses to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

Screening questions

  1. Do you have any of the following symptoms? If symptoms of a mild headache, tiredness, sore muscles or joints occur within 48 hours after getting a vaccine, select “No” and continue to wear a mask or face covering when at work. If your symptoms last longer than 48 hours or worsen, stay home, self-isolate and get tested. Choose any or all symptoms that are new, worsening, and not related to other known causes or conditions:1. Do you have any of the following symptoms? If symptoms of a mild headache, tiredness, sore muscles or joints occur within 48 hours after getting a vaccine, select “No” and continue to wear a mask or face covering when at work. If your symptoms last longer than 48 hours or worsen, stay home, self-isolate and get tested. Choose any or all symptoms that are new, worsening, and not related to other known causes or conditions:
  • Fever (feeling hot to the touch, having a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100.4 Degrees Fahrenheit or higher)
  • Chill
  • New onset of cough
  • Worsening chronic cough
  • Croup (barking cough)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache that is unusual or long lasting (not related to getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the last 48 hours)
  • Decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Unexplained fatigue/malaise (not related to getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the last 48 hours)
  • Muscle aches/joint pain (not related to getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the last 48 hours)
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Runny nose/nasal congestion without other known cause
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • Falling down often

2. Have you traveled outside Canada within the last 14 days AND been advised to quarantine per the federal quarantine requirements?* (If exempt from federal quarantine requirements, select “No.”) Yes/No

3. In the last 14 days, have you been in close physical contact* with someone who currently has COVID-19? This includes getting a COVID-19 Alert exposure notification. Yes/No

4. Has a doctor, health care provider (i.e., Telehealth), or public health told you that you should currently be isolating (staying at home)? Yes/No

If you have answered YES to any one of the questions, you are not to attend activities at any of York University’s campuses/locations. Refer to ‘What you need to know’ on YU Better Together for the next steps.

If you have answered NO to all questions and confirmed with your manager through established processes (e.g., Campus Access), you have passed the screening and can enter the campus/location.  Note: If you are observed displaying any Covid-19 related symptoms after being granted access, you will be required to leave immediately.

While on campus, you are expected to:

  • Maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from others,
  • Practice frequent hand hygiene, and
  • Practice respiratory etiquette by coughing and sneezing into your sleeve
  • Wear a mask or face covering in all enclosed spaces
  • Wear eye protection (e.g., face shield) in addition to a mask or face covering if within 2 meters of someone else.

Please continue to follow Government of Ontario and Toronto Public Health COVID-19 prevention measures.  Thank you.

Close physical contact*
You may be considered a close contact if:

  • You were within two metres/six feet of a person who is positive for COVID-19, with or without a mask, for approximately 15 minutes or more (or brief interactions adding to 15 minutes or more), OR
  • You had direct contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19 while they coughed or sneezed, OR
  • You live in the same home as someone who has COVID-19, OR
  • You are working in Healthcare (e.g.  Nurse), providing care to the individual without wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment, OR
  • You received a notification on the COVID Alert app that you may have been exposed to a positive Covid-19 case