District 99 seniors and families,
As seniors plan for end of the year events, questions have surfaced about close contacts and required quarantine. District 99 continues to follow the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) guidelines as required:
- Per the IDPH and DCHD, those determined to be a close contact will be required to quarantine for 14 calendar days. There is no testing option to shorten that timeframe. This is consistent with the IDPH recommended guidance and decision tree. This is not something determined by District 99.
- Generally, a close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a positive case for 15 cumulative minutes or more over a 24 hour period. While we strive to maintain 6-feet of space between students, that is not always possible. In some classrooms, students are spaced 3-feet apart as allowed by guidelines.
- Those students involved in high and medium risk contact sports or activities may be assessed as a close contact in less than 15 minutes.
- While in quarantine, students may not participate in any in-person events including athletics and activities. Those students who remain asymptomatic throughout quarantine do not need a healthcare provider’s note to return to school.
- If your student is fully vaccinated or has had a positive COVID test in the past 90 days, please contact the Health Office at your school to provide documentation and confirm that all requirements have been met in order to be exempt from quarantine.
- Fully vaccinated is defined as "Person receiving one dose in a one-dose vaccine regimen or two doses of a two-dose vaccine series AND is two full weeks post-completion of vaccine series."
We ask that you be respectful and understanding with our staff. If your student is determined to be a close contact, our team does not have any flexibility in the process.