New CDC Guidance for K-12 schools

July 9, 2021

Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

Dear District 41 Community,


Although it is early in July, District 41 is committed to keeping our parents and community informed as we prepare for the First Day of School on August 18. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance today regarding the prevention of COVID-19 for K-12 school districts. The Illinois Department of Public Health has also adopted this newly updated guidance. Key points for K-8 districts like ours are listed on the CDC website, however a key takeaway is that the new guidance removes indoor mask requirements for students and staff who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

- READ THE FULL IDPH ARTICLE HERE

- READ THE FULL CDC UPDATED GUIDANCE HERE


Carmen Ayala, State Superintendent of Education, has stated that all Illinois schools will use the CDC guidance released today to start the 2021-22 school year. District 41 will continue monitoring guidance from state and federal authorities.