Illinois is modifying its COVID guidelines for schools after the CDC revised its own recommendations for dealing with the virus.
Quarantine is no longer advised for students or staff who have been exposed to COVID, as long as they remain asymptomatic. Instead, people in the school setting who’ve been exposed to COVID should wear a high-quality mask for ten days, and get tested for the virus on Day Five. State education officials say the new guidance acknowledges the importance of in-person learning.
But anyone showing symptoms is still advised to stay home for at least five days.