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COVID-19 Youth & School Resources

Youth and School Data & Metrics

Youth Case Data

Data includes youth vaccination rates, cases, deaths, and emergency department visits, as well as COVID-19 community transmission. 

Youth and School Guidance

Schools Guidance

School guidance includes health and safety requirements, as well as information about vaccination, masking, testing, contact tracing, close contacts, and exclusion.

Schools Guidance FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions addressing:

  • Vaccination
  • Face Coverings
  • Physical Distancing
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Contact Tracing
  • Exclusion
Sports Safety Guidance

Guidance issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for all youth recreational sports, school-based sports (high school and elementary school), travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs.

Testing for COVID-19 in Community Settings and Schools

Guidance for testing and screening in schools and other community settings.

  • School health clinics
  • In school
  • Pharmacies
  • Health care facilities
Pre-K-12 Schools Guidance for Addressing COVID-19

Public Health Interim Guidance for Local Health Departments and Pre-K-12 Schools for Addressing COVID-19 Cases, Contacts and Outbreaks

Music Guidance

Guidance for musicians playing instruments or singing, including masking, distancing, hygiene, sharing equipment, disinfection, and rehearsal recommendations.