Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Exclusion Guidance from IDPH

On October 27, 2020, the school guidance for responding to COVID-19 cases or symptoms was updated by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Our schools work with the Cook County Department of Public Health to respond using the following criteria:

- IDPH Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals
- IDPH FAQs

If a student is sent home sick with suspected COVID-19 symptoms during a school day the IDPH guidelines also require that all siblings must also be sent home and quarantine until an alternative diagnosis is made or a negative COVID test result is received. While a negative rapid COVID test is allowed to clear a child to return to school after exhibiting symptoms, a PCR test remains the most accurate. If an individual is a close contact to a confirmed case, the school is experiencing an outbreak, or the health department is requiring validation due to community transmission levels, documentation of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result is needed. Our school nurse will provide all information when a child is sent home. Our nurse will also remain in contact with the family to ensure appropriate next steps are followed to return to school.

Glencoe District 35 Mission Statement

The mission of the Glencoe School District is to provide each child with an educational foundation for life-long learning as a socially responsible member of a global society by dedicating resources toward the development of the whole child within a secure school environment.

620 Greenwood Avenue
Glencoe, Illinois 60022

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