Covid Guidelines

Marian Central Catholic High School Covid-19

Guidelines for 2022-23

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Under the direction of the Diocese of Rockford, Marian Central Catholic High School continues to work with the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to make informed decisions for students and staff as they safely attend school. Marian continues to follow the McHenry County Department of Health guidance and will continue to utilize the Illinois Department of Health decision tree for evaluating symptomatic individuals.

Please be aware of the following protocol:

  • If a student tests positive for Covid, they are required to isolate at home for 5 days after either the onset of symptoms or positive test, whichever comes first.
  • While isolated and dependent upon how the student is feeling, s/he can stay in communication with the teachers and log in to their Learning Management System (Google Classroom or Teams) to stay as current as possible with their work.
  • While in isolation, any work missed will be left blank in the gradebook until the student returns (no placeholder zero). Upon return, the student and teacher will work out a reasonable and timely make-up schedule for any other work missed during isolation and the grades will be updated accordingly.
  • Days 6-10, the student may return (as long as there is improvement of symptoms and no fever for 24 hours). Upon return, the student will be required to wear a mask at school/school-related events and will be eating lunch in a pre-designated area. If unable to stay masked, the student must stay home through the 10th
  • If a student is identified as having been in potential close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid, the student (regardless of vaccination status) will be asked to pay extra attention to their health and if any symptoms appear, they are asked to err on the side of caution and test. Parents will be notified if their child is identified as potential close contact to any exposures at school/school-related activities.