EMSB launches online Health Assessment Tool for COVID-19

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Montreal - Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The English Montreal School Board has implemented  an online Health Assessment Tool that will be sent on Wednesday mornings and Sunday afternoons to remind all stakeholders to assess their health daily in regards to COVID-19.  

This tool is a questionnaire/form with four questions:

Are you experiencing one (1) of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (oral temperature 38°C+ (100.4°F) or higher)
  • Loss of taste or sense of smell
  • Cough (new or worse), shortness of breath, trouble breathing

Are you experiencing two (2) of the following symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Significant loss of appetite
  • Generalized muscle pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Were you outside Canada (including the United States) within the last 14 days?

  • Yes
  • No

Were you in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

*A close contact is defined as a person who: Lives with or has close prolonged contact (within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes (can be cumulative)) with an infected person. 

Depending on the answers to the questions, the form will advise the person on whether they can go to work/school or to stay home and advise their superior / principal and contact the COVID-19 helpline. Parents, students, and employees are encouraged to use the tool every day.

About the English Montreal School Board

With a youth and adult sector population of more than 44,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, our network consists of 77 schools and centres. For more details, visit the EMSB website at