Daily COVID-19 certification process change effective June 1, 2021
Beginning June 1, 2021, in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, District 230 will no longer be requiring families to complete the Skyward Daily Health Screener. However, Public health guidance currently requires schools to exclude students from school based on certain COVID-19 symptoms and/or “close contacts” with a known COVID-19 case.
To comply with this requirement and to ensure a safe environment for all students and staff, parents/guardians must certify that, prior to their student utilizing District transportation and/or entering a District campus, building, or related facility each day, they have confirmed that their student:
- Has not been diagnosed with and/or tested positive for COVID-19 or a variant within the last 10 days;
- Does not currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit;
- Does not currently have known symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, fatigue, muscle and body aches, headache, sore throat, the new loss of taste or smell, vomiting, or diarrhea; and
- Is not quarantined due to being in “close contact” (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with a known positive case of COVID-19 or a variant.
By sending your student on District 230 transportation and/or to a District 230 school on any given day, you are certifying that the student has received a daily symptom screening and satisfies all the criteria above. If your student does not meet all the criteria above, you must notify the school of your student’s absence and the reason for the absence. If District staff contacts you to gather additional information related to the results of your student’s daily screening, you must provide the requested information.
If public health authorities require or recommend more stringent self-certification and/or screening protocols in the future, the District will provide additional notification and implement such protocols.
District 230 summer recreation programs will require all participants to adhere to current IDPH and IHSA guidelines for masking. This includes that all indoor summer camp program participants remain masked at all times. Mask requirements for outdoor sports vary based on the guidelines. Baseball, softball, track and field, golf, cross country, and tennis camps must be masked unless engaged in physical practice, competition, or training. Medium and High-Risk sports such as football, soccer, and lacrosse must remain masked at all times. Additionally, all participants must be masked when entering and leaving campus. Should IDPH and IHSA guidelines change, we will communicate those updates with families and participants. Please feel free to direct any questions to the main office.