SHIELD Testing Update: September 29, 2021

Dear Parents,

We regret to inform you that we do not yet have a confirmed launch date for our in-school SHIELD saliva testing.

As you know, SHIELD testing became available, at no charge, to all public schools in Illinois as of late July. We moved very quickly to secure a contract with SHIELD in early August. However, we have since been on the waitlist to get our in-school operations up and running with SHIELD organizers. We were originally told that a mid-September launch date would be feasible for our District. We are in regular contact with our coordinator at SHIELD and are of the understanding that the program is running behind due to the sheer volume of state schools participating. They are working vigorously to resolve this issue. We are hopeful that our in-school testing program will be able to launch within the next month. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work with SHIELD.


District 27 Administration