We have and will continue to work closely and collaboratively with the DuPage County Health Department to manage the various health issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, including what to do if a student or staff member tests positive for the virus. If that happens, we will:
- Immediately contact county health officials and work with them to determine the appropriate course of action.
- Send a letter to families notifying them of the positive test. This will occur every time a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. No personal/private information about students or staff members will be included in these letters.
- Identify the people who have been in close contact with the individual who tested positive. Close contact is defined as anyone (with or without a face covering) who was within six feet of a confirmed case of COVID-19 (with or without a face covering) for at least 15 minutes throughout the course of a day. Those individuals who we determine have been in close contact with someone who tests positive will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. In situations where we are able to maintain our protocols regarding face coverings and social distancing, only the individual who has symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 will need to quarantine.
- Below are links to documents from the DuPage County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health that provide schools with guidance on how to address COVID-19.
- Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals in Pre-K, K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs
- Public Health Guidance for Pre-K-12 Schools
- Protect Yourself and Students
- COVID-19 Social Distancing
- What is Social Distancing in the Workplace?
- What to do if You Were Potentially Exposed to Someone with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Log
- Quarantine Guidance
We will continue to monitor the guidelines put out by the county and state, and will update these protocols as needed.