Layered Mitigation Plan

  • Naperville 203’s COVID-19 Layered Mitigation Plan for the 2022-23 school year continues many of the successful practices put in place throughout Naperville 203’s Summer Learning program. The strategies within the plan continue to follow the requirements of the CDC, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Dupage County Health Department. Throughout the year, COVID-19 cases will be tracked and reported weekly on Naperville 203's COVID-19 Dashboard.

     


    Masking

    Masks will remain optional in the 2022-23 school year. Naperville 203 continues to recommend mask-wearing when DuPage County’s Community Level is “High.”

    Please join us in supporting anyone who chooses to wear a mask at any community transmission level. The decision to wear a mask is the right of each individual, and everyone’s choice should be respected.

    In special circumstances, Naperville 203 may need to require masking based on federal, state, or local laws to ensure students with immunocompromised conditions can access in-person learning. 


    COVID-19 Positive Individuals

    Students and staff members who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to Isolate for at least five days. Further instruction will be provided by a school or district health official upon acknowledgment of a positive test. Following a return from isolation, Naperville 203 strongly recommends wearing a mask for five days.

    Students who are isolating may access learning materials through their Canvas class pages. If a student has a 504/IEP plan and requires support and services during a period of isolation, please reach out to your child’s case manager directly.

    Positive COVID-19 cases will be tracked and reported weekly on Naperville 203's COVID-19 Dashboard.


    Symptomatic Individuals

    Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms should remain home and test. Symptomatic students and staff members should not return to school until testing negative for COVID-19. 


    Close Contacts

    Asymptomatic close contacts will not be required to quarantine. Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms should remain home and test.

    Siblings of COVID-19 individuals may be required to Quarantine in an outbreak situation.


    Contact Tracing

    Naperville 203 will only be contact tracing when it becomes necessary due to an outbreak.


    Testing for COVID-19

    SHIELD Illinois’ saliva-based COVID-19 testing will be available to students and staff members daily from 3-5 p.m. at the District Administrative Center. Testing will not be conducted in schools.


    Physical Distancing

    School classrooms and lunchrooms will be arranged as they were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Ventilation

    Proper ventilation can reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID-19. Techniques that will be used to improve ventilation include: opening windows when safe to do so, using child-safe fans to increase the effectiveness of open windows, and moving activities outdoors when circumstances allow. Additionally, HVAC settings will be set to maximize ventilation throughout our schools.


    Hand Hygiene

    Students will be instructed to wash their hands during key times of the day, or be provided with hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol.


    Cleaning & Disinfecting

    Surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected daily.


    Vaccinations

    As information becomes available, Naperville 203 will make the community aware of opportunities to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.



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