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New Guidance for COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine

January 12, 2022
 

Dear RIMSD#41 staff and families,

We are pleased to share that the isolation and quarantine period for students and staff members sick with COVID-19 or considered a close contact has been reduced to five days

The Center for Disease Control updated its guidance P-12 schools on January 6 and reduced the isolation and quarantine period to five days. As of yesterday, January 11, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Educations announced that the agencies have adopted CDC guidance for P-12 schools that reduces the isolation and quarantine period. 

As a result, effective immediately, RIMSD#41 will implement the updated guidance. Please read the summary of guidance as well as an updated flow chart on our COVID-19 page>>

The announcement does not change the state of Illinois' mask requirement for anyone inside school buildings. The Governor's indoor mask mandate for school is still in effect until further notice. 

If your child is currently in quarantine, you will be hearing from an individual from your child's school as soon as possible about an updated return to school date. Please understand that it takes time for our schools to work through their quarantine list.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to get our students back into the classroom as soon as possible!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Reginald Lawrence