The Illinois Department of Public Health has released updated information and guidance for K-12 schools regarding the ongoing outbreak of a new virus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The document linked below includes background information regarding this virus and outlines precautionary measures schools must take with students traveling from mainland China.
The Illinois Department of Public Health maintains a webpage with up-to-date information about the Coronavirus in Illinois. You can view this webpage by clicking here. To learn more about what Illinois is doing to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, click here.
The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Poison Control Center have launched the Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline and email address to answer questions regarding the 2019 Coronavirus. The hotline and email address were created to provide consistent information, answer questions, share facts about symptoms, and provide up-to-date information from the CDC. Illinoisans can call 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get their questions answered.