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
    New cough
    Sore throat
    Vomiting
    Diarrhea
    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

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

Return to Work Protocol