For the most up to date and valid information please visit the Center for Disease Control Website, Illinois Department of Public Health and The Lake County Health Department websites. I have included some helpful information below.
SJCS Sick Student Guidelines
All individuals must remain at home when sick or when experiencing any symptoms to minimize the chance of spreading COVID-19 or other germs and viruses.
Symptomatic or COVID-19 Positive Individuals
- All symptomatic individuals must remain home, regardless of vaccination status. Families are obligated to report COVID-19 diagnoses, or close contact cases, to the SJCS school nurse or principal. SJCS staff must report cases to OCS’ COVID Task Force.
- If a student develops symptoms while at school, the student (and any unvaccinated sibling(s)) will be sent home immediately. Parents, guardians, or other authorized individuals should pick up ill students within a reasonable amount of time. If a parent cannot be reached, SJCS will call the emergency contact on file for immediate pick up.
- If symptom(s) last less than 24 hours, the individual (and siblings) may return to school on the next school day as long as they are fever-free.
- If symptom(s) last longer than 24 hours, the individual must receive a negative COVID-19 test or an alternative medical diagnosis prior to returning to school. If that individual chooses to not visit their doctor or take a COVID test, they will quarantine for 10 days from the onset of symptom(s), and the sibling(s) will quarantine for 14 days from the onset of the sibling’s symptom(s).
- Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days from the date symptoms first appeared or the date of a positive test result. Additionally, the individual must be fever-free for at least 24 hours with a 75 percent decrease in COVID-like symptoms before returning to school. (There is no opportunity to test out of isolation or to reduce the time of isolation for a positive case.)