Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is working with schools during the COVID-19 response.
In May, CCDPH hosted a series of weekly webinars, including:
- 5/1/20 – Vaccine Preventable Disease Update & Serving the Underserved During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences, Barriers, and Solutions
- 5/5/20 – Preserving Social-Emotional Health During Social Distancing/Isolation
- 5/12/20 – There’s No Place Like Home: The Importance of Physical Activity for Children and Families During this Time
- 5/19/20 – NARCAN in the High School Setting
- 5/26/20 –Effects of Increased Social Media Use on Mental Health
The Illinois State Board of Education is working in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to ensure they are providing schools and districts with the most current resources and guidance.
Some schools, child care programs, and service organizations are supporting their communities by providing temporary or emergency child care services for the children of essential service providers such as first responders, healthcare workers, transit or food retail workers, and persons who do not have paid leave, cannot work from home, or do not have a family caregiver at home.
If you re-purpose your school or service facility as an emergency or temporary child care center, please follow IDPH and CDC guidance for administrators of child care programs and K-12 schools. Be sure to follow state and local childcare licensing policies as well.
Below are links to relevant IDPH and CDC guidance: