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COVID-19 Procedures

If a student, faculty or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, they should contact Principal Jon Baffico at jbaffico@stpatrick.org as soon as possible so contact tracing may be initiated.

When reporting a COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure, parents must provide specific symptoms so that information can be documented and shared with the school nurse, administration and local health department.

People in close contact with the student, faculty or staff member who tested positive will be notified, asked to not return to campus and to follow the proper guidelines set forth by the IDPH and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for anyone who has been potentially exposed to someone who has tested positive.

Quarantine procedures as mandated by ISBE and IDPH are as follows:

– Any individual in close contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19 must self-quarantine for 14 days Close contact is defined as any individual who has been closer than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes without PPE.

– Classrooms may be required to self-quarantine due to a positive test. In these circumstances, classes will transition to full Remote Learning.

– Students who are self-quarantining may attend classes remotely if they are well enough to engage in learning. Faculty and staff members who are self-quarantining may continue to work remotely if they are well enough to do so.

Please Note: ISBE and IDPH do NOT require complete school closure due to a positive COVID-19 test.

RETURNING TO SCHOOL

In accordance with state and federal guidance, students, faculty and staff members who are sick should not return to school until they have met the criteria to return. CDC and IDPH guidelines for students, faculty or staff who were suspected of having COVID-19 state that 24 hours must elapse from resolution of fever without fever-reducing medication and 10 days must pass after symptoms first appeared. It is recommended that medically fragile and immunocompromised students consult their medical provider prior to attending school.

Students, faculty and staff returning from illness related to COVID-19 should contact Mr. Jon Baffico following quarantine. Students, faculty and staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 must receive a negative test result prior to returning school.

For more information related to COVID-19, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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