• Health and Safety Commitments

    Our priority is to ensure the safe and healthy continuation of on-site learning for all. Remote learning will only be provided to students for periods of quarantine/isolation or during an adaptive pause.  

    As outlined in the District’s COVID-19 Layered Mitigation Measures Plan approved by the Board on February 16, 2022 (the “Plan”), the District intends to continue to use various layered mitigation strategies to reduce risks of the spread of COVID-19. The Plan is drafted based on the information available to the District at the time of its development and may be subject to change depending on state, local and federal requirements and guidance. 

    The Plan emphasizes the District’s use of the following universal layered mitigation strategies

    1. Promote vaccination as widely available in the VVSD community for the adult population and the student population in the respective age band.
    2. Staff and students must stay home when they are ill with COVID-like symptoms.
    3. COVID positive cases must be isolated in line with CDC requirements.
    4. Handwashing and respiratory etiquette.
    5. Cleaning and maintaining health facilities.
    6. Improved air quality and ventilation as recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
    7. Testing for symptomatic students with parent consent.
    8. Physical distance of 3 feet when possible.

      Additional Layered Mitigation Strategies
      The following additional strategies will be implemented based on community positivity or building case reported positivity.

    9. Correct wearing of masks in alignment with District guidance.
    10. Adaptive pause (period of remote learning) for a classroom, program, or school made in determination with the Will County Health Department. 

Layered Mitigations

  • Vaccination Promotion

  • Masking

  • Physical Distancing

  • Screening & Testing

  • Ventilation

  • Handwashing & Respiratory Etiquette

  • Cleaning & Disinfecting

  • Daily Symptom Monitoring, Reporting, & COVID Protocols

  • Remote Instruction for Quarantine & Isolation

  • Visitors