If you need to report a potential exposure or illness related to the coronavirus, call the Illinois Department of Public Health Hotline at 1-800-889-3931. You may also contact the Whiteside County Health Department  to report a communicable disease at 815-626-2230. 

This webpage is designed to serve as a resource for schools and school districts, as they work to prepare for, respond to, and minimize the impact of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Feel free to share this information as you see fit and/or personalize it to meet the unique needs of your school/district.

It is broken down into sections to make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for. At this time, the Illinois State Board of Education is recommending that school districts follow the guidance of CDC and IDPH. Please remember that we are not doctors or lawyers, so school districts may still want to contact their own medical experts, legal counsel, and community resources as they make their preparations.

We encourage districts to be sure to keep their Boards of Education and parent communities up to date with their efforts to protect their students, staffs and communities from this disease.


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Regional Office of Education #47 — Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties, Illinois — acts as an advocate for education by providing positive leadership; performing regulatory functions as directed by The Illinois School Code and the Illinois State Board of Education; coordinating and delivering state and local services; and disseminating information for education, school districts, and the community.