Exclusion from School/Work
District 33 will follow the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance for any symptomatic individual. A symptomatic individual is defined as having ANY of the following symptoms (not attributed to allergies or pre-existing medical condition):
(revised 3/9/21, subject to updates)
Fever (100.4 F or higher)
New onset of moderate to severe headache
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue from unknown cause
New loss of taste or smell
Pain from unknown cause
Muscle or body aches
"Medical evaluation and testing are strongly recommended for ALL persons with COVID-like symptoms. FREE COVID-19 testing is available from District 33. Details here.
Note: nausea, abdominal pain, runny nose and congestiion were removed from this list in "Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools" released by IDPH/ISBE on 3/9/21.
Step by Step Guidance for Positive COVID Cases
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
What if a student doesn't feel well at school?
What if a student doesn't feel well and stays home from school?
What if a student tests positive?
What if a student or staff are considered a "close contact" to a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case?
How does District 33 notify families and staff about a positive COVID-19 case?
Return to School Protocol
Positive COVID-19 diagnostic test OR COVID-like symptoms without COVID-19 testing and exposed to confirmed case
Symptomatic individual with a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test
Symptomatic individual with an alternative diagnosis without negative COVID-19 diagnostic test.
Symptomatic Individual without diagnostic testing or clinical evaluation.
Asymptomatic individual who is a close contact to a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case