Overview

Reporting to CDPH

Congregate facilties (such as long term care facilties, childcare settings, schools, correctional faciltities, etc.) must immediately report to CDPH clusters of COVID-19 Patients, defined as two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 occurring within 14 Calander days of each other at the facility.  To report positive cases, please complete the COVID-19 Online Case Report Form.

Childcare Programs –In order to protect the progress we’ve made in Chicago to reduce COVID-19 transmission, childcare providers should follow the CDPH Interim Guidance on Management of COVID-19 Cases in Childcare Settings.

PreK-12 schools  must report all COVID-19 cases in students and staff to CDPH and follow CDPH Interim Guidance on Management of COVID-19 Cases in PreK-12 Schools. For COVID-19 mitigation strategies see CPDH Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies in PreK-12 Schools.  Schools should also follow guidance from IDPH and the CDC

Institutions of Higher Education should take measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus. See CDPH Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education.

For more setting specific information please select from the list below

Daycares and Early Childhood Education

Childcare Programs –In order to protect the progress we’ve made in Chicago to reduce COVID-19 transmission, childcare providers should follow the CDPH Interim Guidance on Management of COVID-19 Cases in Childcare Settings.

Guidance from IDPH, ISBE and CDC
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

PreK - 12 Settings

Institutions of Higher Learning

Institutions of Higher Education should take measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus. See CDPH Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education.

Links to ISHE and CDC Guidelines
Illinois Board of Higher Education Phase 5 COVID Resources
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Illinois Executive Order 2021-20   
See section 4:  Vaccination Requirements for Higher Education.  

COVID Youth Settings 

CDPH tracks and follows up on COVID-19 cases and concerns in schools and daycares. The COVID Youth Settings team can be reached at COVIDschools@cityofchicago.org or at (312) 746-6015. 

The COVID Youth Setting Team operates 8a-5p and aims to respond to questions and inquiries as soon as possible.   If the report is submitted before end of the business day (~4:30 PM), you will get a same-day callback. If submitted after hours, you will get a callback first thing in the morning the next business day.

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