Health and Wellness Update

October 29, 2021

Hello Zion 6 Staff

This week the state of Illinois had a slight increase in COVID-19 positive tests. Despite this, all other metrics continued to decline, such as hospital admissions and deaths related to COVID-19. As community members continue to receive the COVID vaccine as well as boosters, we should continue to see a decline in all metrics.

Stay Safe D6 Staff and Families!

D6 Protocols

  • 3-feet social distancing recommended at meetings, in work spaces, and in the break rooms.


  • Universal Mask Wearing among all staff in district buildings at all times, despite vaccination status. The only time you can de-mask is if you are in an office alone with the door closed, eating or drinking, or outside.


  • If you are an unvaccinated close contact to a Covid positive person at work and opted into the BinaxNOW testing program, you can continue to work and receive a Covid test by your buildings staff designated nurse on Day 1, 3, 5, and 7 as long as you remain symptom free.


  • If you are an unvaccinated close contact to a Covid positive person at home you must complete a 10 day quarantine.


  • Vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if a close contact.



  • If you contract Covid, please isolate for 10 days from the start of your symptoms OR if asymptomatic, your test date. Please let your building administrator and the district nurse know right away so contact tracing can be initiated.



  • If you are symptomatic with any of the below symptoms, you must stay home and get a negative Covid test to return, despite vaccination status
  • If you are unvaccinated and any of your household members are symptomatic with any of the below symptoms, you must stay home. The symptomatic person must either get a negative Covid test result or a doctors note clearing them of Covid. (The district requires a Covid test result or doctors note within 3 days time unless there is an exceptional reason. Please submit to HR and to your buildings designated staff nurse)
  • Please DO NOT come to work with any of the below symptoms.



o Fever over 100.4

o Cough

o Shortness of Breath

o New Loss of Taste or Smell

o Body Aches

o Sore Throat

o Vomiting

o Diarrhea


Please contact HR with any leave questions.

Cheri Sinkovec BSN RN

District Nurse Administrator