Emergency Health Services

COVID-19 Screening Tool for Paramedics

The below screening tool is based on the latest COVID-19 case definitions and the Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports published by the World Health Organization.

COVID-19 Screening Tool – Version 1.9 (June 17, 2020)

  1. Did the person travel outside of Canada in the past 14 days?

  2. Has the person tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 without wearing appropriate PPE?

  3. Does the person have any of the following symptoms: fever, new onset of cough, worsening chronic cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell, chills, headaches, unexplained fatigue/malaise/muscle aches (myalgias), nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pink eye (conjunctivitis), runny nose/ nasal congestion without other known cause?

  4. If the person is 70 years of age or older, are they experiencing any of the following symptoms: delirium, unexplained or increased number of falls, acute functional decline, or worsening of chronic conditions?

  • If YES to ANY Question – patient screened POSITIVE

  • If NO to ALL Questions – patient screened NEGATIVE

If patient screens POSITIVE, document and continue use of routine and additional precautions outlined in the latest Training Bulletin No. 120 – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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