We are now offering a Test-To-Stay option — a process created by the IDPH to help children safely stay in the classroom and other programming — allowing unvaccinated individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 while masked to remain on-site so long as they don’t have symptoms, they wear a mask well, and they test on days 1, 3, 5, and 7 after exposure. We are in the process of acquiring rapid and PCR testing to be available on-site for Test-to-Stay eligible clients.
To qualify for the Test-to-Stay option, individuals must have been masked for the entire time they were exposed. To track possible exposure, we’ve added mask tolerance tracking for each session to our daily reports. We are committed to increasing children’s mask tolerance and are working to help them become comfortable wearing a mask at all times they are around others – for their protection and to protect those around them.
We have created the flow chart below to help clarify our Test-to-Stay COVID-19 options.