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Updated Travel Guidance

October 1, 2021

Dear District 27 Community,

The Cook County Department of Public Health confirmed this afternoon that they are aligned with joint guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education, which states “The CDC’s guidance for schools is that in-person learning is a priority. Thus, school-aged children who are not fully vaccinated and must travel do not need to stay home and self-quarantine after travel; they should continue to attend school in-person.”

Our updated travel guidance is as follows:

Unvaccinated student

  • Can return to school immediately but should get tested 3-5 days after travel

  • Self monitor health for a full 14 days after arrival in Suburban Cook County

Unvaccinated adult

  • Should get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel

International traveler

  • Must have negative test results prior to travel to U.S.

  • Should get tested 3-5 days after travel

  • Self monitor health for a full 14 days after arrival in Suburban Cook County

Vaccinated traveler

  • Self monitor health for a full 14 days after arrival in Suburban Cook County

This is the most up-to-date travel guidance as of 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 1. Please disregard the travel guidance that was shared earlier in principal newsletters.

Thank you for your partnership in keeping our schools safe!

Sincerely,

District 27 Administration