Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 screening tool down on 1st day of school

Ottawa Public Health says its COVID-19 screening tool is down the first morning back to school for the majority of kids across the city.

Parents took to social media Thursday morning with complaints that the screening tool was either slow or not working as kids at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board geared up for their return to classes.

OPH confirmed to Global News that the tool was down Thursday in a statement.

The local health unit encouraged parents to instead use the provincial screening tool while it works on a solution.

Parents have been told to screen their children for symptoms every day before sending them to school amid the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More to come.

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