IDPH Guidance Updated, Webinars Scheduled for COVID Testing in Schools

  • Date Posted
    June 4, 2021
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The “Interim Guidance on Testing for COVID-19 in Community Settings and Schools” document was updated on June 2 by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The updates include new guidance on testing for those fully vaccinated, new guidance on outbreak testing, and new quarantine exceptions for schools implementing twice-weekly testing.
IDPH is hosting two webinars next week to provide additional information on quarantine and testing guidance, answer stakeholder questions, and share the resources that IDPH is providing to support K-12 COVID-19 testing. Participants are asked to fill out this three-question pre-registration form to receive an invitation.
  • Webinar 1: June 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Webinar 2: June 10, 9-10 a.m.
IDPH and the Illinois State Board of Education are working with SHIELD Illinois to provide weekly testing to participating schools utilizing the SHIELD Illinois saliva-based RT-PCR testing.