Reporting Procedures

What if someone in my child's school tests positive for COVID-19?

  • The individual with a confirmed or probable case will be required to isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days from the date of their positive or onset of symptoms, AND until 24 hours fever-free without fever-reducing medication AND improvement of symptoms
  • The building principal will send an email to notify all families of the confirmed case, while withholding the individual's identity.
    • Should your child NOT be a close contact, you will NOT receive further communication and school attendance should continue on a regular schedule
    • Should your child be a close contact to the confirmed or probable case, you will be notified directly by the building administration or the health office and given additional instructions

What is a close contact and what happens if my child is identified as one?

  • A 'close contact' is defined as any student who has been within 6 - feet of an individual who has a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 for 15 or more minutes throughout the day, with or without a face covering
  • Close contacts should quarantine at home for 14 days from the last date of the exposure to the confirmed or probable case
  • Close contacts should consider being diagnostically tested
  • In addition to school personnel, a representative from the Kane County Health Department will call to speak with the parent or guardian of the close contact

What if my child becomes symptomatic?

  • Symptomatic with an alternative clinical diagnosis - Stay home until symptoms have improved or resolved. If no COVID-19 test is completed, a physician's note should be provided to the school for return.

    • For example, strep throat, sinus infection, or ear infection

  • Symptomatic without an alternative clinical diagnosis - Stay home for at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms AND 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing medications AND until symptoms improve. Other household members who have been in close contact with the symptomatic person should also quarantine.

  • Symptomatic with a negative COVID-19 test - Stay home until symptoms improve or resolve. A student with a negative test must be verified and documented by a physician's office or local health department. 

In all instances described above, the school's health office will follow up with the student's parent/guardian.