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Elmhurst CUSD 205 COVID-19 2021-2022 Plan: Moving Forward Together

Current Guidance Documents

There have been several updates made recently regarding COVID protocols in schools.  We understand that this might become confusing and have therefore created the list of documents below for your quick reference.  

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Last Updated On

Current IDPH Exclusion Tree 

10/18/2021

Current Full ISBE Guidance Document

01/11/2022

Current FAQ Document

01/11/2022

IDPH Guidance on Testing

01/11/2022

DuPage County Quarantine Recommendations

11/16/2021

DuPage County Test-to-Stay Information

12/20/2021

Executive Order 18 - Mask Requirement in Schools

12/10/2021

Executive Order 21 - Vaccine and Testing Requirements for School Staff

12/10/2021

Executive Order 24 - School Exclusion and Quarantines

12/10/2021


The information on this page was most recently updated on January 13, 2022.

Moving Forward Together 2021-22
January 9, 2022

Dear Elmhurst District 205 Community, 

As you may be aware, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) have announced that schools can begin to follow the CDC guidance for schools that was released on January 6, 2022. The primary change in guidance is related to isolation and quarantine.    

Elmhurst District 205 will be fully adopting the updated guidance. Students who began isolation and/or quarantine on or before January 6, 2022, may be eligible to return to school beginning Tuesday, January 11 consistent with the expectations in the new guidance and our school teams will be reaching out as quickly as possible to return students to school.

Expectations and Guidelines for Returning to School

  • Parents/guardians of students who may be eligible to return to school, according to this updated guidance, will receive direct notification from District 205 on Monday, January 10, 2022.

  • Anyone returning to school after testing positive for COVID-19 will be expected to check in with the school Health Office to reinforce expectations for masking and physical distancing.    

  • Anyone returning to school after testing positive for COVID-19 must ensure 6 feet of physical distancing anytime a mask needs to be removed (lunch, snack, water break) until 10 days after symptom onset or positive test. 

We will continue to communicate openly, and carefully monitor updates related to COVID-19. In addition, our layered mitigations remain in place with a strong focus on maintaining a healthy school environment.

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please visit the DuPage County Health Department’s website, the Illinois Department of Public Health website. Additionally our Forward Together page will be updated with the latest information in the days to come.

I thank you in advance for your continued patience and support. Together, we can all stay safe and remain committed to providing in-person instruction for our students.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Campbell Signature

Dr. Keisha Campbell
Superintendent of Schools
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205