IDPH, ISBE Release Revised Guidelines For In-Person Learning

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education are releasing revised public health guidelines for schools. The two agencies are loosening restrictions on in-person learning. Social distancing guidelines have been reduced from six feet to three feet, and daily temperature checks are no longer required. Masking, limited social distancing, and limited indoor capacity are still recommended. The agencies also recommend contract tracing and isolation of those with suspected or confirmed Covid-19, and quarantine for those who have had close contact with the infected individual. A close contact is anyone (with or without a face mask), who came into contact with someone confirmed to have had Covid-19 over a 24-hour period during the infectious period.