COVID-19: Information for Schools and Daycares

DCHD Guidance  

Call, Don’t Cancel Your Child’s Immunizations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are understandably nervous about taking their children and teens to their doctors’ offices. Unfortunately, as a result, childhood vaccination rates are dropping dangerously. Learn more about what healthcare providers are doing to keep their patients, including children, safe— Childhood Immunizations - Call Don’t Cancel (PDF), May 19, 2020. For Spanish information, click here (PDF)

Graduation Ceremony Guidance 

After careful consideration, the DuPage Regional Office of Education and DuPage County Health Department are recommending that districts do not conduct any type of in-person graduation ceremony based on the current levels of COVID-19 activity in DuPage County. For more information, please refer to the COVID-19 Letter to Superintendents Regarding Graduation Ceremonies (PDF) May 6, 2020 (PDF). For Spanish, click here (PDF).

School Contact Information 

Please ensure the DuPage County Health Department has the most up-to-date contact information for your school’s administrators, nurse and public information officer by completing the School Contact Information Request Form.

Information for Child Care Centers

Child Care Reopening (PDF), May 21, 2020
Child Care Reopening Spanish (PDF), May 21, 2020

IDPH Guidance 

The intent of the Guidance for the Return to Campus for Illinois Community Colleges (PDF) is to assist all community colleges in the development of plans that ensure the health, safety and support of our students while continuing to provide high quality instruction.
Schools Guidance 

ISBE Guidance

This document is Part Three of the Transition Advisory Workgroup’s recommendations for transitioning to in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. View the full guidance (PDF).
ISBE and IDPH release guidance for summer school and other activities allowed in Phase 3 of Restore Illinois plan. This guidance allows limited in-person summer school with extensive social distancing, cleaning, and use of personal protective equipment. View the full guidance (PDF).
Considerations for Closing the 2019-20 School Year & Summer 2020 (PDF), May 15, 2020 

ISHA Guidance

As of June 6, 2020 IHSA member schools are permitted to open for voluntary strength and conditioning sessions. School districts should work with their local health departments on current restrictions in their area prior to beginning contact. Local school administration determines the permitted activities at their school. Prioritizing the health and safety of all students and staff must remain the focus of each IHSA member school. To learn more, see the full IHSA Stage 1 of Return to Play (PDF).
IHSA COVID-19 Update, June 5, 2020

IBHE Guidance

The Higher Education in Illinois—Safely Launching Academic Year 2020 (PDF) document represents the set of principles and guidance for Illinois higher education institutions as they face the unprecedented challenge of reopening this fall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC Guidance 

School Reopening Decision Tool (PDF)
Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to COVID-19
Get Your Household Ready for COVID-19