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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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