Algorithm/AI Asset

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COVID-19 Courthouse Screening Tool

This screening is only meant for entering Ontario courthouses and cannot diagnose you. If you have medical questions, consult a health care provider or your local public health unit.


The COVID-19 Courthouse Screening Tool provides a user-friendly interface with a decision tree. People can answer the questions to determine whether it is safe for them to enter a courthouse in Ontario, and what to do next.They can do it themselves or on behalf of others. It provides users with an easy-to-display result on their mobile device, indicating if they should or should not enter a courthouse due to possible COVID-19 exposure or symptoms. They can also print out their result.


This screening tool is part of Ontario’s approach to re-opening courthouses. The tool allows people to complete the online screening before going to court. The results must be shown to enter a courthouse. Paper screening options in multiple languages are also available at the courthouse.

Potential impacts

Decisions made based on the results of the tool can impact the access to courthouses for people in Ontario.

Internal use policies

This is a tool made for public use and is not used as part of internal decision or policy making.

Technical description

The tool is implemented using Gatsby, which is a React-based, GraphQL powered static site generator. Because Gatsby compiles into static HTML/CSS/JS, it enables blistering performance and simple deployments.

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Additional Info

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Geographic coverage Ontario
Geography Breakdown None
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Maintainer branch Ontario Digital Service
Last Validated Date 2020-08-24
Update frequency As required
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