UPDATE: Currently, we are not receiving two-week rolling averages from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and instead are using our internal self-reporting process to determine positivity rates which can be found on our dashboard. If the positivity rates were to reach the 6% level, we would activate the chart below.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, new COVID-19 mitigations in Cicero District 99 include:
🚫 No mandatory testing for unvaccinated individuals
🚫 No quarantining of close contacts
🚫 No contact tracing
These protocols have been made in collaboration with District administrators, the Board of Education and Cicero Council teachers union.
The District will continue to require quarantine for all students and staff who test positive for COVID-19.
In addition, beginning March 2, the District plans on moving to a MASK OPTIONAL policy for students, staff and visitors. Masking is recommended; however, it is still optional.
Mask optional status will only be permitted should the Town of Cicero's two-week rolling positivity rate remain below 6%. The District will monitor case numbers in Cicero through maintaining communication between the Town of Cicero and Cicero Health Department.
- Are masks optional for the '21-'22 school year?
- Are students required to attend classes in person for the '21-'22 school year?
- Will the district offer remote instruction?
- Will the district be adhering to social distancing guidelines?
- Will families be required to self-certify their children daily prior to arrival at school?
- Will the district contact trace?
- How will lunch work?
- Will the district sanitize daily?
- What mitigating factors has the district implemented to safeguard against COVID-19?
- Will there be testing conducted at the district?
- What if my child is sick or tests positive for COVID-19?
- How will the district handle positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts?
- What if my child plays a sport or does extra-curricular activities?
- What Is SHIELD Testing?
- How Often Will Shield Testing Occur?
- Is Shield Testing Mandatory?
- Why Is The District Using Shield testing?
- Is It HIPAA compliant?
- How Does The Testing Process Work?
- How Long Does It Take To Go Through The Testing Process?
- Are There Any Rules To Follow Prior To Being Tested?
- Is There Anything To Do Before Taking The Shield Test?
- How Much Saliva Is Needed For A Shield Test?
- What Does It Mean To Be Operating Under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?
- How Much Does The Test Cost?
- Where Will The Testing Take Place?
- How will I know my child's test results?
- Who Will Receive My Child's Test Results?
- Is There Anything Else Being Tested For (Drugs, Alcohol, etc.)?
- Are the Shield Tests Able To Detect Variants?
Please contact your school for FREE screening testing and point-of-care testing.