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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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No. School-aged children do not have to quarantine after returning from domestic travel.   They should continue to attend school in-person. However, they should get tested 3-5 days after returning from their trip and should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

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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Yes. IDPH will provide free testing for all public PK-12 schools (includes tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4) and private schools through June 30, 2022 through the SHIELD Illinois program. For info, go here: http://shieldillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/IDPH-SHIELD-IL-overview-091621.pdf

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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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