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CDC Issues New Masking Guidance One Day After ISBE/IDPH Guidance Confirms Local Flexibility for Mitigation Measures in Schools

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In a new FAQ issued yesterday, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirm that the adoption of the CDC’s July 9 guidance means local control of mitigation layers—most notably masking, physical distancing, and testing. However, the guidance includes […]

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New ISBE/IDPH Guidance Supports Reducing Social Distancing for In-Person Instruction

K-12 Education Publications

It is hard to believe that it has been nine months since the Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Public Health issued their Part 3 – Transition Joint Guidance, “Starting the 2020-2021 School Year.” ISBE and IDPH have now provided a follow-up to that June 2020 guidance. The Part 4 – Transition Joint […]

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Making Sense and Moving Forward: CDC and ED Department Guidance for In-Person Instruction

Coronavirus Education

President Joe Biden has made returning kids to in-person learning a priority in his first 100 days, promising that guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) would help schools safely meet that goal. The long-awaited guidance from the CDC, issued last Friday, focuses on essential […]

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Lessons for Employers from IDPH, Cook County, and Chicago Stay-At-Home Advisories

Coronavirus Labor & Employment

As the Illinois COVID-19 positivity rate continues to rise, the Illinois Department of Public Health, Cook County, and the City of Chicago have asked the public to limit activities outside the home to essential activities as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday. Unlike the stay-at-home orders from this Spring, these recommendations are “advisory” in […]

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