Covid-19 Resources

Tonight ISBE & IDPH Released Updated COVID-19 Guidance

Tonight, the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) updated its COVID-19 online portal to include several new and revised resources, including content from the Governor’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”). The resources can be found here and include: Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools: Part 5 – Supporting the Full Return [...]

By | January 11th, 2022|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

IDPH & ISBE Plan to Revise Existing Regulations and Guidance on Exclusion

Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health ("IDPH") issued, and the Illinois State Board of Education ("ISBE") shared, a Health Alert regarding the State's intent to align with updated Isolation and Quarantine Guidance the CDC issued earlier this week. IDPH and ISBE anticipate revising their regulations and guidance in accordance with the updated CDC guidance. [...]

By | January 7th, 2022|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Catch Up with Whitt Law at the 2021 Joint Annual Conference

We will not be hosting our annual hospitality suite at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference this year due to COVID-19. Instead, we invite you to connect with our attorneys in a number of ways at the conference and in the months to follow. For example, Attorneys Brittany Flaherty Theis and Brian Bare will be attending [...]

COVID-19 – ISBE/IDPH Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools: Part 5

As indicated in an updated News & Knowledge blog post yesterday, the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) re-released their joint guidance document, Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools: Part 5 – Supporting the Full Return to In-Person Learning for All Students, August 2021 (“Part 5 Guidance”). [...]

By | August 10th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

ISBE Posts Then Takes Down New Joint Guidance

Late Friday, ISBE uploaded a new joint guidance document with its COVID-19 resources. The joint guidance reiterated the current state-wide mandate that requires masks be worn indoors by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to P-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status, except for under limited circumstances. The joint guidance also discussed quarantine procedures, Test to [...]

By | August 8th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

IDPH/ISBE Release FAQ then CDC Revises Position on Masks

In an FAQ dated July 26, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) and the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) answered questions related to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools, released July 9, 2021. Yesterday, July 27, 2021, just one day after the [...]

By | July 28th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

UPDATE: ISBE Adopts Resolution Supporting In-Person Learning for 2021-2022 School Year

UPDATE: Yesterday ISBE adopted the resolution supporting in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Read more below. Contact a Whitt Law LLC attorney with questions regarding what this means for your school district.   Content from original News & Knowledge post dated May 18, 2021: School districts in Illinois are winding down the 2020-2021 school [...]

By | May 20th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|