The current list of symptoms for health certification:
Fever (100.4°F or higher)
New onset of moderate to severe headache
Shortness of breath
New loss of sense of taste or smell
Fatigue from unknown cause
Muscle or body aches from unknown cause
If you exhibit any of these symptoms, DO NOT REPORT TO SCHOOL/WORK
PCR Test Required to Return
The District has been notified by the Cook County Health Department that due to community transmission levels, all students and school personnel who are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms will be required to either remain out of school/work for 10 days or provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 PRC test in order to return earlier than 10 days - a rapid test and alternative diagnosis is no longer eligible to return. Updated October 2021STUDENT/STAFF WITH SYMPTOMSIf a member of a child's/staff's household is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms (listed above) and awaiting test results, students and staff should not report to school/work until the test results are received.Test Results:
For a list of available testing sites, please click here. For more information regarding quarantine while awaiting test results, please view #2 of the IDPH FAQ Document.STUDENT/STAFF IDENTIFIED AS CLOSE CONTACTIf a member of a child's/staff's household is a close contact of a positive case, other members do not need to quarantine unless the close contact household member develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19. Close contacts should monitor themselves closely for symptoms and if they develop symptoms, seek medical advice and testing.
- Negative: child/staff and household members can return to school/work
- Positive: positive individual isolates for 10 days from onset of symptoms, other household members quarantine 14 days from when positive individual begins isolation
Any staff or student that is attending school must wear a mask on the bus as well as within each District 135 building. Please click here to view further information about how to wear masks correctly.
Helpful Links & Videos
Coronavirus: How to Teach Kids about COVID-19 – BrainPOP (YouTube Video) - For Younger Children
COVID-19 PSA: How to Stop the Spread- BrainPOP (YouTube Video)As we continue to work together to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we appreciate your support of Orland School District 135. For additional information regarding COVID-19, please reference the CDC website, the IDPH website, as well as the Illinois State Board of Education website.