COVID-19 Guidelines for D97 Students and Staff

District 97 is following Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines for COVID-19, and continues to work collaboratively with the Oak Park Department of Public Health to keep our schools safe and healthy.

Students or staff members who test positive for COVID-19 during the 2023-24 school year must follow the guidelines below.

COVID-19 Resources

Staying Home after Testing Positive for COVID-19

Following IDPH guidelines (updated March 1, 2024), individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must stay home for at least 24 hours until both are true:

  • The individual has been fever-free without using fever-reducing medications; and
  • Symptoms are improving overall.

Upon return and for the next five days, CDC recommends enhancing hygiene practices, wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distance from others when indoors as much as possible. Masks are strongly recommended around others for five days (through Day 10).

Reporting Absences Due to COVID-19

  • Families should report student absences as usual using their school's attendance line.
  • Staff should report their absence using Frontline.

*NOTE FOR D97 STAFF - STATE LAW CHANGE: COVID-19 Leave Time/End of Public Health Emergency

May 11, 2023, marked the end of the federal public health emergency (PHE) designation for COVID-19. As a result, COVID-19 sick time is no longer used. If you are sick with COVID-19, please allocate it as SICK TIME in Frontline Absence Management. If you are absent for more than three days, you may be required to have a doctor’s note.