January 9th, 2022

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January 9th, 2022

January 9th, 2022

 
 
Dear D57 Families,
 
The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education have announced their plan to adopt the latest CDC guidance for Pre K-12 schools, which reduces the isolation and quarantine period in most cases to five days.  As a result, effective immediately, Mount Prospect School District 57 will implement the updated guidance. As with all new guidance, please expect additional clarification as IDPH and ISBE provide more information in the coming weeks. 
 
This announcement does not change the state of Illinois’ mask requirement for anyone inside school buildings. The Governor’s indoor mask mandate for schools is still in effect.
 
Parents whose students are currently impacted by a quarantine should consult the chart below to determine when their child is cleared to return to school. 
 
 Please Note: The modified quarantine only applies when an individual is fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and vomit/diarrhea free for 24 hours, and overall symptoms are resolving
 
If a student tested positive or first had symptoms on the following date:
The new return date**
 is the following:
Monday, 1/3
Monday, 1/10
Tuesday, 1/4
Monday, 1/10
Wednesday, 1/5
Tuesday, 1/11
Thursday, 1/6
Wednesday, 1/12
Friday, 1/7
Thursday, 1/13
Saturday, 1/8
Friday, 1/14
Sunday, 1/9
Tuesday, 1/18
 (Schools closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Monday, 1/10
Tuesday, 1/18
 (Schools closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
*Any date prior to 1/3/2022 may return on Monday, 1/10/2022
**If fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and vomit/diarrhea free for 24 hours, and overall symptoms are resolving. If that is not the case, please remain in quarantine.

  
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated and who are close contacts are now required to quarantine for 5 days. Parents of students in this category should consult the chart below to determine when their child is cleared to return to school. 
 
If an unvaccinated student was a close contact on the following:
The new return to school date is the following:
Monday, 1/3
Monday, 1/10
Tuesday, 1/4
Monday, 1/10
Wednesday, 1/5
Tuesday, 1/11
Thursday, 1/6
Wednesday, 1/12
Friday, 1/7
Thursday, 1/13
Saturday, 1/8
Friday, 1/14
Sunday, 1/9
Tuesday, 1/18
 (Schools closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Monday, 1/10
Tuesday, 1/18
 (Schools closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
*Any date prior to 1/3/2022 may return on Monday, 1/10
CDC, IDPH, and CCDPH Guidance recommend individuals to test on day 5 if possible

  
Thank you for your patience and partnership as we navigate these changes.
 
In the spirit of education,
 

Dr. Mary Gorr
Superintendent
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