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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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Yes. If you are required to get vaccinated (because you work in healthcare, at a school, college/university or state-owned or operated church or place of worship), you do have the option to be tested weekly instead. However, your employer may have stricter requirements.

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Children and adolescents (ages 12-18 years) receive the same dosage of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as adults. There are no weight requirements for vaccination and the dose is the same no matter what you weigh.

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No. There is no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.

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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.

COVID Vaccine Information


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Reporting to CCDPH

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

Testing Information

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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