Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Last updated: July 2nd, 2020

This portal is designed to provide District 6 parents, students, and staff, with information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will update this page regularly as new information becomes available from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Lake County Health Department.


District Communications
Below are the communications that have been sent to District 6 families. We will continue to add any additional communications relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Message From Dr. Roberts
March 31, 2020 - District 6 School Closure Extensions
March 31, 2020 - New Remote Learning Resources Available
March 20, 2020 - School Closure Update 

March 16, 2020 - District 6 School Closure Update
March 13, 2020 - District 6 School Closure
March 12, 2020 - COVID-19 Update to Families
March 2, 2020 - Letter to Families

Grab & Go Meal Meal Distribution Program
District 6 offers students the opportunity to receive refrigerated and or reheatable breakfast and lunch meals; provided through a District 6 grant funded program. Meals available for pick-up from June through August on Monday-Thursday from 9am - 12:00pm at Zion Central Middle School. Two breakfasts and two lunches will be provided on Thursday to cover the Friday meals. The first day of our Grab and Go program was a success. Check it out here.

Food Distribution Location: Zion Central Middle School, 1716 27th Street (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Grab and Go Summer Flyer
April 6th, 2020 - New Grab-n-Go Traffic Pattern
Grab and Go Flyer

Illinois COVID-19 Hotline
Do you have questions? The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has established a COVID-19 hotline and email address to answer questions from the public.

(800) 889-3931
DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV

Lake County Update
Find the latest updates for Lake County here. 


Additional Disinfection
To help avoid the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), our cleaning service, GSF-USA, has instructed their staff to increase the disinfection of touch points while also making disinfection a multi-step process. They have provided the following handout for more information.

GSF USA Coronavirus Handout

What can you do?
• Continue to practice effective hand washing techniques
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home at the first sign of any symptoms of illness
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

COVID-19 and Mental Health
While much of our current focus is on how to best protect the physical health of ourselves and others, it is equally important that we talk about and take proper steps to ensure we maintain our mental health, and the mental health of our children.

Talk to your child about COVID-19. Answer questions and share facts in a way they can understand.
Reassure your child that they are safe, and comfort them when needed.
Share how you deal with stress so that they can learn how to cope with you.
Limit your family's exposure to news coverage of the event.
Keep a regular routine. Take breaks, rest, exercise, and eat well.

It is important that parents are in-tune with their children during these unprecedented times. See the resources below for additional information.

Caring for Children in a Disaster
Coping with Traumatic Events
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus


Additional Resources
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Website Links
COVID-19 Factsheet (English)
COVID-19 Factsheet (Español) 
Center for Disease Control Website
Illinois Department of Public Health Website
Illinois Department of Public Health FAQ
Illinois Department of Public Health News Release
Lake County Health Department Website
Hand Sanitizer Factsheet
Hand Washing Factsheet (English)
Hand Washing Factsheet (Español)

 

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