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Elgin Academy COVID Policy

Updated 3.4.24



Since our return to the hilltop in the fall of 2020, we have continued to follow the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Kane County Health Department with the goal of allowing students to learn on-campus as safely and as often as possible. On Friday, March 1, 2024, new guidance regarding COVID-19 infections was released by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and this guidance has been adopted by IDPH. Our updated policy will align with this guidance.

Individuals with Symptoms

Possible symptoms of COVID-19 include the following:

  • Fever of 100.4F or greater
  • New onset of moderate to severe persistent headache
  • New cough or shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell

It is recommended that individuals who experience one or more of these symptoms be tested for COVID-19 as advised by their healthcare provider.

Individuals Who Test Positive for COVID-19

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will need to remain off campus until they have met the following criteria:

  • Fever-free for at least 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication
  • Free from vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours
  • Improvement of other symptoms for at least 24 hours
  • Have the energy to participate fully in the school day

Once all of the criteria have been met, the individual can return to campus. It is recommended that individuals use a well-fitting mask through day 10 of their COVID-19 infection. 

To report an absence, or for questions regarding illness and return to school, please contact your division assistant.

Elgin Academy Contact Information

Upper School Division Assistant– Anna Przybylski 

Main School Phone Line – 847-695-0300