Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center

This is Cicero District 99's official information center on the preventative measures that will be implemented to ensure the safety and wellness of our staff and our students as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The District is implementing precautionary measures as outlined by:

Illinois Department of Health and the Illinois State Board of Education

 

DISTRICT UPDATE

Oct. 14, 2020

District 99 is committed to the health and safety of all of its constituents. 

As added measures, we have purchased PPE and cleaning products to ensure a safe and sanitized environment. We have gowns, masks, gloves and face shields available as needed for anyone entering our buildings. In addition, signs have been posted to help enforce social distancing and to promote habits that prevent the spread of COVID. Hand sanitizer stations have been installed in all rooms without sinks at our school buildings and are available at all sites. 

All areas that are inhabited are cleaned using our state-of-the-art electrostatic backpack cleaners that encapsulate all areas and surfaces to sanitize buildings nightly. 

Anyone entering our building is required to complete a health screening that consists of reviewing questions and getting their temperature taken. 

The District has built custom protective barriers for areas that have increased foot traffic. Our air filtration systems have the highest grade filters allowable per manufacturers recommendations and are within ASHRE standards. We are in the process of adjusting our mechanical systems to increase the amount of fresh air circulated throughout the buildings. 

We have a close relationship with the Cook County Department of Health and are in regular communication regarding new findings with COVID and how to combat the effects of this virus. 

The District would like to thank the community for the support, efforts, and patience during these trying times.Together we can get through this!

 


 

How Can We Help?

 

ATTENTION PARENTS!

CLICK HERE

TO TAKE A QUICK SURVEY SO THE DISTRICT CAN BETTER MEET YOUR NEEDS


 

We know that each student and family may be undergoing a variety of challenges, and Cicero District 99 wants to support the entire community.

Please take some time to read, download and print our Remote Learning Newsletters.

Virtual Parent University Workshops

Speaking To Children About COVID-19

Speaker: Denise Sandoval LCPC

Hablando Con Los Ninos Sobre COVID-19

Oradora: Denise Sandoval LCPC


 

District Updates

The safety and well-being of students, staff and families remain the top priority for District 99. At this time, Cicero District 99 has decided that:  

All District 99 Schools will be CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION

FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

This decision comes with a heavy heart as we know this will impact all of our faculty, staff, administrators, students and families in some way.

While our schools will remain closed for in-person instruction, academic opportunities and experiences through remote learning will continue to provide students with a variety of ways to engage with the school community.

Please know that everyone at D99 understands the importance of identifying ways to honor and recognize students through celebrations, graduations, and student achievement ceremonies. We are working diligently to identify alternative structures that both provide for the health and safety of our school community while also ensuring our students' efforts are recognized and celebrated.


 

All state-standardized testing has been SUSPENDED

School days will NOT be made up


ALL District events including:

Extracurricular activities

Before-and after-school clubs

Athletic practices and games

Unify Friday Open Gyms

ARE POSTPONED INDEFINITELY 


*More information on specific events will be updated continuously right here and on social media.

8,127 Tested

2,510 Positive Cases

 

The Town of Cicero executive order requires 

ALL INDIVIDUALS to wear face masks and maintain social distancing

District 99 administrators are continuing to monitor this situation and will provide updates to the District community as they become AVAILABLE and CONFIRMED 


4/22/20 The District was made aware that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has been asked to adhere to federal and state health guidelines. District personnel who may have been in direct contact with the employee have been notified about the situation. 


3/24/20 The District was alerted that there were two confirmed cases of COVID-19 — one affiliated with Warren Park Elementary School, and one affiliated with Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. The last presumed contact in the school buildings occurred no later than March 13. 


3/15/20 District administrators were informed that a parent of two students who attended both Cicero East at Woodbine and Unity Junior High School was in contact with an individual that tested positive for COVID-19. There were no reports of the parent or students exhibiting any symptoms.


*We are not at liberty to share additional information due to the confidential nature of individuals' health records. We ask that you reach out to your health care provider on general guidance on how to proceed, if you have specific concerns related to potential contact and/or symptoms

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 AND develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, consult your healthcare provider for medical advice. 

 

Local Testing Sites

ACCESS Hawthorne

3044 S Cicero Ave

Cicero, IL 60804

Open Daily

 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m

*First hour reserved for community residents over the age of 65 or any adult that needs additional assistance. No walk-ins. FREE. Receive results within 2-4 days

Call: (800) 836-7635

Cermak Immediate Care

5741 W Cermak Ave

Cicero, IL 60804

Open Daily

9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

*Anyone with exposure to COVID-19 with or without symptoms is eligible for a test.

Call: (708) 222-0100

Howard Brown Health & Project Vida

2659 S. Kedvale Ave

Chicago, IL 60623

M-F 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sat: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

*Must have Flu-like symptoms or direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Call: (773) 388-1600

Lawndale Christian Health Center: Ogden Campus

3860 West Ogden Avenue

Chicago, IL 60623

M-F 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Sat: 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

*Must call and receive phone triage to be scheduled for testing. Open to all who have COVID-19 like symptoms.

Call: (872) 588-3000

 

 


 

From The Desk Of The Superintendent

Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez urges the community to please help us keep everyone safe by staying home, and making sure to follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines and most importantly to

Stay safe and bell well!

 

99 in :99


 

Free Meals

next meal pickup

MONDAY SEPTEMBER,  14

*MEAL DISTRIBUTION RUNS DURING THE ENTIRE FULL REMOTE LEARNING PERIOD

In partnership with Cicero Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero's board of trustees, Cicero District 99 has provided a list of alternate locations to get information about housing, healthcare, mental health, food stability, and SNAP/Medical application support.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES- ENGLISH

COMMUNITY RESOURCES- SPANISH


 

D99 At The Forefront Of Remote Learning

Find Teacher Email


 

Staying Safe

 

In light of the growing global concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Cicero District 99 administrators and health care providers have been carefully monitoring new and developments on the illness as provided by:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the No.1 source of information for COVID-19 

Check out their guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care by visiting the

CDC SELF-CHECKER

 Have questions about COVID-19?

WHO has answers!

Send "hi" to

+41 79 893 18 92 on WhatsApp 

WHO WEBSITE

Illinois Department of Public Health Coronavirus Hotline:

1-800-889-3931

Email: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV

IDPH WEBSITE

Cook County COVID-19 Hotline

708-633-3319

EMAIL: CCDPH.COVID19@cookcountyhhs.org

text "ALERTCOOK" to 888-777 for latest updates 

Cicero Health Department is OPEN

2250 S. 49th Ave

To make an appointment please call

(708) 656-3600 ext. 152

WEBSITE

Please email

COVID19@isbe.net

For any questions or concerns