New Orders from the Governor

Mask order Aug. 30 | Educational employee regimen Sept. 5

Dear District 41 Community,

As you may know, Illinois Governor, J. B. Pritzker held a COVID-19 press conference where he issued new rules regarding indoor masking, educational employee vaccination and testing requirements.

The indoor masking order, statewide, begins Monday, August 30, and the requirement for educational employees to begin their COVID-19 vaccine regimen is September 5. All educational employees must get a COVID-19 vaccination or submit to testing weekly (or more frequently if ordered by the local health department).

Click here for the press release.

COVID-19 Testing Program

District 41 will be offering voluntary COVID-19 saliva screening tests this school year for both unvaccinated and vaccinated students and staff. The screening tests will be provided and administered once a week at school through the SHIELD Illinois program at no cost to the district.

If you would like to participate, please complete the "Voluntary Covid-19 Testing Consent Form" in Skyward. The start date of testing will depend on when the form is filled out in Skyward. The program will begin on September 13.

CLICK HERE for more information about the District 41 SHIELD Illinois program.

Thank you for your attention to this information and for your partnership to keep our students and staff safe and in school.

Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski