DPS 109 Re-Entry News Update

March 1, 2021

SHIELD Test Gets Emergency Use Authorization

The University of Illinois System received emergency use authorization (EUA) today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for covidSHIELD, its innovative saliva-based COVID-19 test that DPS 109 is currently using. Previously, a positive SHIELD result would have required a follow-up PCR test outside the district office to confirm the positive result.

Any positive results turned up by the SHIELD test can be considered diagnostic (an official "diagnosis") of COVID-19.

You can read the release below:

REMINDER: No news is good news. You will not be notified if a SHIELD test is negative.

Updated Re-Entry Web Pages Are Now Live!

We have launched refreshed web pages with everything you need to know from a district level when it comes to your child moving to a full remote or full in-person model next Monday.

Go to www.dps109.org/elementaryplan or www.dps109.org/middleschoolplan

OR... Click on the below buttons for details:

WEDNESDAY: School-Specific Info Coming To Your Inbox

Watch for an email from your principal with more building-specific details.