COVID School Policies
Districts 75 and 120 are planning to offer free COVID-19 testing services in the schools. The weekly testing will be provided by the State of Illinois’ Shield program. The daily testing will help students who have been exposed to COVID-19 but would like to stay in school as opposed to being quarantined at home. We will provide updates on this page as details change.
Shield Weekly Testing:
Shield will operate in our schools with free weekly tests beginning sometime in September. All asymptomatic students are eligible, regardless of their vaccination status. This program requires a parent’s consent. It will help identify those students who may be COVID-19 positive but not experiencing symptoms. This is the SHIELD Opt-in google form the district provided a few weeks ago. If you have not yet filled it out and would like to, please use the link below based on school building.
For your guidance, we’ve provided the following resources:
Test-to-Stay Daily Testing:
The daily testing, necessary for the test-to-stay protocol, will be run separately. Test-to-stay allows asymptomatic students who have been exposed to COVID-19 to avoid quarantine by testing negative on days one, three, five and seven after being exposed to COVID-19. This only applies to exposure at the school or school events and only if the individuals were all properly masked.This program requires a parent’s consent.
If your child has been exposed to COVID-19 in school and needs to join the test-to-stay protocol, parents must currently find an outside provider for the test-to-stay option. The district is working to bring an alternative daily testing program to our schools. We will let you know as soon as that becomes available.
Visit this page for answers to some frequently asked questions.
Please remember that masks are required indoors for all events at District 75 and District 120 buildings and schools. We continue to ask parents and guardians to keep their children home if they are sick or showing symptoms of illness.
For your guidance, we’ve provided the following resources from local, state and federal agencies: