We know there are continuing questions and concerns about COVID-19 Coronavirus and its impact on our schools and community. Resources and information are available below. We will update our information as necessary.
DuPage County Health Department Crisis Services (24 hour): Individuals experiencing a crisis can contact Crisis Services at 630-627-1700, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Illinois Department of Public Health Hotline (24 hour): IDPH (IDPH.illinois.gov) has a statewide, 24-hour COVID-19 hotline (1-800-889-3931) and a designated email address (DPH.SICK@Illinois.gov)
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line (24 hour): If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish (Message and Data Rates May Apply. See Terms & Conditions of Use). This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
CARES Line (24 hour): If your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services for children, youth, and families, call the 24 hour Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line to talk to a mental health professional. Call: 1 (800) 345-9049 TTY: 1 (773) 523-4504
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 hour): If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, you may call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255). Caring staff will connect you with the closest possible crisis center in your area.
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People At Risk for Serious Illness
COVID-19 CDC Self Checker
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Symptoms may include: (Updated 9-11-2020)
- Fever (100.4 or higher)
- New cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue from unknown cause
- Muscle or body aches
- New onset of moderate to severe headache
- Sore throat
- New congestion or runny nose
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
Abdominal pain from unknown cause
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
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DuPage County residents and healthcare professionals with concerns about exposure or specific symptoms are encouraged to call the DCHD Communicable Disease and Epidemiology (CDE) program at (630) 221-7553 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or (630) 682-7400 after hours.
Additionally, for anyone feeling emotional distress or in need of emotional support, the DCHD Crisis Hotline (630) 627-1700 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and Email Address
If you have questions about Coronavirus-
Call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline 1(800) 889-3931 or,
Send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
Anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Common Sense Actions
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Discourage food and beverage sharing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Our custodial staff has increased its efforts to include daily sanitation of light switches, door knobs/push bars, desk and table tops, drinking fountains and other commonly used surfaces.
Hand sanitizer and tissues are available in classrooms and throughout the buildings.
- Nurses continue to follow protocols for students with fever and respiratory symptoms.
Adaptive Pause Calendar
A 14-day adaptive pause will be implemented following Thanksgiving and Winter Break.
Thanksgiving: All students will attend remotely through December 11th. Anticipated in-person return is December 14th.
Winter Break: All students will attend remotely through January 19th. Schools will communicate the in-person return dates.