As we reopen schools for the start of the new school year, we are committed to transparency in reporting instances of COVID-19 cases as reported to District 65. This dashboard will be updated weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays when school is in session.
The dashboard will include the number of positive cases of COVID-19 among staff and students as well as the number of individuals in quarantine. This dashboard will contain aggregate information by location and will never reveal the identity of the impacted individual(s). This information will be kept private according to HIPAA guidelines and will only be shared as legally allowable with the public health department to support the contact tracing process.
Please note that all positive COVID-19 cases are either self-reported by an individual or reported through the district's weekly SHIELD testing. While positive cases will be reported on this dashboard, this does not indicate that they were contracted within a District 65 facility. Our team will continue to work closely with local health departments as part of the contact tracing process to determine the source of cases and whether there is evidence of spread within any District 65 building.
To view a more user-friendly version of the COVID-19 Dashboard, please view the dashboard directly.
View our FAQs to learn more about contact tracing, positive cases, and quarantines.
A positive case indicates that the student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the District was notified that week. This does NOT mean that the individual was physically at school on the date of notification.
These individuals must remain home and receive clearance from the local health department prior to return to school/work. The District 65 team will communicate with these individuals so that they understand the process in returning to school.
When the District receives notification of a positive case, the contact tracing process will immediately begin. Notifications will be sent to those who are identified as close contacts as well as to the general community (within the classroom, bus route, or workspace). The number of positive cases and quarantines within a District 65 building is available for public review as part of this dashboard.
Quarantines and lengths are determined by the local health departments in alignment with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance.
CDC Recommended Quarantine Period for Close Contacts to Someone with COVID-19
Close Contacts Requirements
- Ages 18 or older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
- Ages 5-17 years and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
- Confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test).
Quarantine not required
Wear a mask around others for 10 days1
Test on day 5, if possible
If a person develops symptoms, they should immediately isolate until a negative test confirms symptoms are not caused by COVID-19
- Ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
- Received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.
- Unvaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.
Stay home and mask around others for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days2
Test on day 5, if possible
If a person develops symptoms, they should immediately isolate until a negative test confirms symptoms are not caused by COVID-19.
1Children who have received the primary vaccination series and are not eligible for booster doses after 5 months for Pfizer, 6 months for Moderna, or 2 months for Johnson and Johnson should not be excluded from school after close contact unless they develop symptoms and test positive for COVID-19. If masks need to be removed (e.g., for lunch), ensure 6 feet of physical distancing until 10 days after exposure.