Health & Wellness

December 6th, 2021

Hello D6 staff!!

With the cold weather forcing many of us inside and COVID-19's ability to thrive in the cold, it is likely we will continue to see an increase in COVID numbers across the board. Please be self aware of any symptoms that are COVID-19 like and always reach out to your building nurse for guidance when you are unsure if you should be in the building or not. With the passing of Thanksgiving and Christmas just on the horizon, it is likely will continue to see an increase in COVID-19 numbers for some time before then begin to decline.

Vaccine Clinic

Saturday, Dec. 18th 2021 at 12-4pm

2400 Gabriel Avenue

Zion, IL

Schedule your appointment at

Adult Services

847.872.4680 ext 4

This clinic is for ages 12 and older.

D6 Protocols

  • 3-feet social distancing whenever possible. 6-feet while eating.

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times when in the building, despite vaccination status. You may remove your mask if you are in an office alone with the door closed, eating or drinking, or outside.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine. Please contact your building nurse or the district nurse to determine your return date and any potential close contacts.

  • If you are unvaccinated, a close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 at work, and opted into the BinaxNOW testing program, you can continue to work and receive a COVID test by your building nurse on Day 1, 3, 5, and 7 as long as you remain symptom free.

  • If you are an unvaccinated close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19, and the exposure was outside of the school setting, you will need to complete a 10-20 day quarantine. The specifics of the situation will determine how long you quarantine.

  • Vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if a close contact regardless of where the exposure occurred.

  • 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-19 test or a doctor's note stating their illness is not due to COVID-19.

  • The district requires the COVID-19 test result or doctor's note within 3 days, unless there is an uncontrollable reason. Please submit to your building nurse or the district nurse.

  • Symptomatic staff (regardless of vaccination status) are required to get a negative COVID-19 test or doctor's note clearing them to return to work if they have 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 (this can be sore legs, a back ache, or just a general overall soreness)

o Fatigue (this is more than a normal tired that has no other cause)

o Sore Throat

o Vomiting

o Diarrhea

Please contact HR with any leave questions.


Below are the amount of staff and students that have tested positive since the start of the 21/22 school year.

  • Staff: 28
  • Student: 88

Cheri Sinkovec BSN RN

District Nurse Administrator