Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 or who shows any signs or symptoms of illness must stay home. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or shows any signs or symptoms of illness, please report this to your child’s school.
Individuals may not return to school for 10 days after symptoms first appeared. Individuals must also be fever free and symptom free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications. The state does not require complete school closure due to a positive COVID-19 test.
If an individual tests positive, District 54 will contact the Cook County Department of Public Health and follow its guidance. The school will contact anyone who met with the positive individual for up to two days prior to the onset of symptoms or the receipt of a positive test result, and notify them that they are to begin a 14-day quarantine (starting with the date of the most recent contact) while closely monitoring their own symptoms. Individuals cannot return early, even if the individual has a negative COVID-19 test, due to the incubation and infectious period of COVID-19.
An email will be sent to all school employees and student families, notifying them that someone at the school has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual’s name will not be released, to protect their privacy.
If a student is able to participate in remote instruction while sick, those days will not be counted as absences.