Governor JB Pritzker announced an Executive Order August 4, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. that supports safe in-person learning and requires that masks be worn indoors by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthened its guidance last week for universal indoor masking in schools, and Illinois will continue to follow the science, data, and public health experts to keep students in school and keep communities safe.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and ISBE will issue updated guidance to reflect this change. As we are made aware of updated guidance, our internal guidelines and plans for the district will be updated and communicated.
At this time, anyone entering our buildings, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask. Our current Return to Learn plan was approved by the Board of Education last night at the special meeting and coicides with the Govenor's new mandate.