In the 2022-23 academic year, District 30 remains committed to balancing full, in-person learning with appropriate COVID-19 mitigations as the pandemic continues to evolve. We will continue to prioritize typical school experiences, as this plays a key role in our students’ learning and social-emotional well being. Our plan for this school year allows for our mitigation strategies to change in response to regional COVID-19 case levels or new guidance from state and local medical experts.
The July 5, 2022 Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Joint Guidance fully adopts recommendations from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) that outlines Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Educational Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning. The guidance includes that schools should balance the risk of COVID-19 with educational, social, and mental health outcomes when deciding which prevention strategies to put in place.
The CDC’s framework for monitoring the level of COVID-19 in communities focuses on minimizing severe disease, limiting the strain on the healthcare system, and enabling those at the highest risk to protect themselves. Rather than focusing on eliminating all virus transmission, the CDC recommends prevention measures, such as masks, when the level of severe disease in communities has the potential to overwhelm the healthcare system. District 30 intends to continue observing these practices to the greatest extent practical.
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