When accessing these links, be sure to pay attention to the dates associated with these publications to assure you are accessing the most current information:
IDPH School Guidance Link (added 03/11/2020)
This link addresses how school officials can prepare for coronavirus cases and outbreaks with a checklist to help schools take steps to plan and protect the health of students in your care and your community, as well as links to CDC school guidance and recommendations for childcare and K-12 school officials.
CDC Homepage for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This is the Center for Disease Control’s main page for information regarding COVID-19. Just about everything you need to know can be accessed from this page.
IDPH - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This is the Illinois Department of Public Health’s main page for information regarding COVID-19. It includes frequently asked questions and data regarding persons under investigation, as well as symptoms, transmission, prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This interim guidance is intended to help administrators at both the school and district levels and childcare programs to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff. Be sure to continue to the bottom of the page for the section titled Guidance for schools with identified cases of COVID-19 in their community.
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19 (February 2020)
While we know how important it is to protect and take care of our kids, school districts need to remember that we are also the employers of a vast and diverse workforce. Supporting staff is also critical.
IDPH – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions
This page is just what it says: FAQs. If you have looked at the previous pages on this site, this one will probably be redundant. But there is an English and Spanish tab, and it is a good resource for the COVID-19 novice.
CDC Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
Remember that our school nurses are our most “local” healthcare professionals. This page may help them to better serve our students and staff.
Another resource from CDC, perhaps redundant if you have been reading all of these thoroughly, but like the FAQ page, it’s good for a novice.