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Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

What to Do If you Are Sick with COVID-19

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Difference Between COVID-19, Allergies and Flu

DIY Cloth Face Cover

Face Covering Do's and Don'ts

Guidance on Using DIY Face Covers

COVID-19 Protective Factors

Hand Sanitizer and COVID-19

Call4Calm - Anyone who needs to speak with a mental health professional can anonymously text "TALK" or "HABLAR" to 552020 and a local community health center counselor will get back to them with support within 24 hours. People can also text the keywords "unemployment," "food" or "shelter" to receive information on other supports and services.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Data Updated 11-28-21

Outbreak Cases

All Cumulative Cases Since 8-12-21

0

162

All Active Cases

All Reported Cumulative Cases Since March 2020

6

220

Staff Quarantine

7-Day Rolling Average

0.28%

2.20%

DEFINITION

Outbreak Cases - At least 3 confirmed or probable cases within a core group within 14 days of each other and linked to the school setting.

All Cumulative Cases Since 8-12-21 - Number of students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 since August 12, 2021.

All Active Cases - Current number of students and staff who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and are in quarantine as a result.

All Reported Cumulative Cases - Number of students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 2020.

Staff Quarantine - The percentage of staff members currently quarantined.  The total number of staff is equal to 355.

7-Day Rolling Average - The 7-day rolling COVID-19 positivity rate in our District communities of Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Hazel Crest, Homewood, and Olympia Fields.

School Data
Data Updated: 11-28-21

School

Active Cases

Cumulative Cases Since 8-12-21

Flossmoor Hills

1

13

Heather Hill

1

29

Serena Hills

0

11

Western Avenue

3

52

Parker Junior High

1

56

District Office

0

1

Active Cases - Current number of students and staff who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and are in quarantine as a result.

Cumulative Cases Since 8-12-21 - Number of students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 since August 12, 2021.

Per Dr. Carmen Ayala, State Superintendent of Schools, "Beginning with the 2021-22 school year, all schools must resume fully in-person learning for all student attendance days, provided that, pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/10-30 and 105 ILCS 5/34-18.66, remote instruction be made available for students who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine or who are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, only while they are under quarantine consistent with guidance or requirements from a local public health department or the Illinois Department of Public Health."

Data Updated: 11-28-21

Indicator

Metrics

Current Number/Rating

7-day Rolling Average COVID Positivity Rate

≧8.00%

2.20%

**Weekly County Case Rates per 100,000 [South Cook County]

≧100 / 100,000

200

***Increase in the Weekly Count of New Cases [Cook County]

≧20%
[Substantial]

Moderate

***Increase in the Weekly Count of New Youth Cases [Cook County]

≧20%
[Substantial]

Substantial

****Percent of Staff Currently Quarantined

≧10%

0.28%

*Data is located here: Covid Dashboard. The information is for the Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Hazel Crest, Homewood, and Olympia Fields zip codes and you will need to specifically select those areas to access the accurate information. 

**Data is located here: Suburban Cook County. South Cook County data only.

***Data is located here: COVID-19 County & School Metrics | IDPH. The information is for all of Cook County.

****Total number of staff is equal to 355.

Preventative Measures:

The best strategies to remain safe during this time are common sense hygiene practices. To minimize the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, according to the IDPH:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then promptly discard the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If a tissue is unavailable, cough, or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and hard surfaces.

If you personally feel ill or think that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you have any questions or recommendations, please contact your building principal as needed.