We are updating our COVID protocols in light of new guidance recently released by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Moving forward, if your student has symptoms of COVID, they must get a COVID test as required by IDPH. We can no longer accept an alternate diagnosis from a physician. If your student has a chronic condition such as allergies or migraines you may supply a doctor's note stating the condition and symptoms for our files. This will allow us to work with your family should your student be experiencing symptoms that overlap with COVID and the chronic condition.
You will no longer be required to submit a return to school letter if your student is required to quarantine after exposure or isolate because they have tested positive for COVID. The length of the quarantine period remains 14 days and the length of the isolation period is 10 days. Please contact your Division Assistant who can help you determine your return to school date in either of these circumstances.
The final change is for siblings. If one sibling has symptoms and is being tested for COVID any other siblings may be on campus if they are fully vaccinated. If they are not fully vaccinated, they may continue to come to campus if:
- They remain symptom-free AND
- If the suspicion for COVID-19 is not high AND
- The household member with symptoms is able to get tested within 24 hours.
If test results are not back within 48 hours, the household member will also need to move off-campus until results are received.
Included below are the most recent information sheets regarding when a student has tested positive, has symptoms, or has been exposed to COVID.
My Student Has Possible COVID-19 Symptoms
My Student Has Been Exposed to COVID-19
My Student Has Tested Positive for COVID-19
Thank you, as always, for your patience as we navigate the updates in guidance from IDPH. We appreciate how the community has come together again this year to ensure all our protocols are followed.