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Anyone 12 years of age and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Find your nearest vaccination location at https://www.vaccines.gov/ or call (833) 621-1284 to schedule an appointment near you.

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. 

School and Youth Related Outbreaks

Reported COVID-19 youth outbreaks in schools, youth camps, day care, K-12 classroom, and K-12 non-sports activities, by county.

Community Spread Metrics for Schools

Test positivity, new cases, case rates, case increases, deaths, emergency department visits, hospital admissions, ICU availability, and cluster metrics for school decision making, by county.

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
Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals in Pre-K, K-12 Schools and DayCare Programs

Algorithm for determining who should be excluded from schools and day care programs and when those individuals may return.

Music Guidance

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