The Kane County ROE has been monitoring reports and recommendations from our local, state and national health agencies regarding public health concerns.
As we learn more about this COVID-19 virus, the overall consensus from health officials is to be aware and prepare, practice healthy habits and stay informed. The Kane County ROE is committed to providing updated information, as it becomes available.
As preventative measures, health officials are reminding us to:
• Wash your hands often
• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid contact with sick people
• Stay home if you are sick
• Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
In addition, if you feel sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please call your health care provider and notify them of your symptoms and any recent travel. Your health care provider will determine if you need to be seen in the office and if so, will provide special instructions to prevent exposing others.
For additional details from the national, state and county levels:
- CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) | www.cdc.gov@CDCgov
- ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH | www.dph.illinois.gov | 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-889-3931
- KANE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT | https://kanehealth.com/
Click on links to download and print:
- CDC posters promoting hand washing, etcetera, appropriate for primary to high school
- CDC Printable Handwashing Fact Sheets
- Stay at Home If You Are Sick – for employers
- Don’t Spread Germs at Work – for employers
- CDC What You Need to Know About COVID-19
This is a fairly basic one page flier of information appropriate for copying and distribution.
- CDC Stop the Spread of Germs
This is a small poster appropriate for adults and middle to high school age kids.
On School Closings In the event of a coronavirus/COVID-19 related school closure, please have a school designee email the following to COVID19closure@isbe.net:
- The name of the school(s) that has closed; and for each school;
- Whether or not the school is utilizing e-learning;
- If the school is not utilizing e-learning, whether the school is providing other continuity of education;
- Whether the school is providing students with meals; and
- Whether the school has a set date to re-open, and if so, what date.
ISBE strongly recommends that schools consult with their local health department or the Illinois Department of Public Health prior to closing any schools due to COVID-19. Your cooperation in providing this information is greatly appreciated, as it will support Illinois’ cross-agency efforts to understand and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Illinois State Board of Education released its updated Education-Related Guidance for Illinois Schools and School Districts Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 linked here. Among other things, it explains that decisions to close schools are local decisions to be made with guidance from IDPH. It also talks about emergency days, e-learning days, act of God days and offers guidance as it relates to travel, both students returning from other countries and school trips. ISBE’s School Health Issues – This is ISBE’s pages for all things related to school health issues. The top portion is currently dedicated to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.