Northfield Township COVID-19 Elementary School Public Health Dashboard
Northfield Township Elementary School Districts continue to monitor the following metrics along with COVID-19 quarantine and case information within our schools. Metric designations are based on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Adaptive Pause Guidance, which has been adapted for township-wide data.
Updated Guidelines from IDPH/ISBE
The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education released updated guidelines for schools in early March. These guidelines will be used to plan for the coming school year.
Planning for 2021-22
2nd Semester Guidelines
Cook County Department of Public Health is monitoring the positivity rates of each state. States that are 'orange' on this map require a 10-day travel quarantine. 'Yellow' states do not require quarantine. This map is updated bi-weekly on Wednesday and goes into effect the following Friday. Individuals who previously tested positive for COVID are exempt from the travel quarantine for 90 days as long as they are asymptomatic and have already completed their 10-day quarantine after the positive test result. Individuals who have been vaccinated are also exempt. If a person is a close contact of someone who is COVID positive, the 14-day quarantine remains in effect.
If a student travels to a state for less than 24 hours, no quarantine is required. This has been in place since the start of the school year and has not posed any issues. However, non-essential travel is discouraged.
The CDC/IDPH continues to recommend that non-essential travel should be avoided. However, if traveling, remember to wear your mask in public, stay 6-feet socially distanced, and wash hands frequently.
Illinois Dept. of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health issues periodic updates on Health Guidelines for Schools.
the IDPH Frequently Asked Questions for Schools was updated
Parent Frequently Asked Questions
Updated Public Health Information on the exclusion of individuals from school as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Quarantine and exclusion from school are for the safety of our entire community and should be viewed as necessary steps in battling the pandemic and keeping it at bay.
A Frequently Asked Questions document has been compiled to guide parents through safety protocols and procedures for in-person learning. Please review in-person safety guidelines and operations relating to reopening school. This document was updated Aug. 28, 2020