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We are working with schools to keep children and school staff healthy and to limit the spread of COVID-19

As a reminder, our jurisdiction does not include the cities of Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, or Stickney Township.

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COVID Guidance for Grades K-12

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Click here for COVID-19 FAQs for Schools & Children

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Test results must be provided in writing (paper or electronic copy) and must include information that confirms the person’s identity, the type of test that was done (must be NAAT or antigen test), the test result, the clinic or compant that is providing the test result, and the date the test was performed.

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The unvaccinated teacher will need to resume weekly testing when they return to work.

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Whether vaccinated or not, any employee who tests positive for COVID should immediately isolate at home. If they have symptoms, isolation should continue for 10 days starting with the day symptoms began. If they have no symptoms, isolation should continue for 10 days starting with the day the positive test was collected.

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BinaxNOW tests can be ordered through CCDPH here OR by contacting IDPH: [email protected]

IDPH does direct-ship for some schools. CCDPH requires pick up in Oak Forest.

If schools work with the SHIELD program, they will also assist with the following for BinaxNOW: training, reporting, CLIA waiver, physician standing order. They will still need to order BinaxNOW tests through CCDPH or IDPH.

SHIELD signup via emailing Beth Heller, Senior Director of External Affairs for SHIELD, at [email protected] or clicking here.

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To report a communicable disease to CCDPH, call 708-836-8699 or e-mail [email protected]

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School Webinar Series  

In partnership with Cook County Intermediate Service Centers, CCDPH is hosted a series of informational webinars to help schools prepare for the school year and address questions and concerns from school personnel.  

To register click here

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