Coronavirus Updates & Messages
Please see the links below for updates, and messages for D200 families.
School-specific information can be found on the eLearning channel of each school website.
COVID-19 General Information
Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
District 200 is working with and following the recommendation and guidance of our local (McHenry County Health Department), state (Illinois Department of Public Health) and federal (U.S. Center for Disease Control) professional health organizations in preparation of dealing with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We currently have no known cases of the virus in District 200 or our community. Two McHenry County indviduals have tested positive for the virus as of March 13. We have continued to update our emergency plans and to take precautions to ensure student safety and the safe operations of our schools. We will continue to take our lead from professional health organizations as the situation remains fluid.
District 200 does have a pandemic response plan developed with local health experts and will continue to review and update that plan should Coronavirus develop in McHenry County or the greater Woodstock area.
McHenry County, state and national health agencies regularly update their websites with current information
- McHenry County Department of Public Health
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
According to health officials, the Coronavirus usually causes mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses like the common cold. Symptoms may also include:
- Fever (may not always be present)
- Shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing
The McHenry County Health Department, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the CDC advise the following measures to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and other illnesses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If no soap and water are available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are ill.
The Illinois Department of Public Health does NOT recommend the use of masks or gloves.
CBC News medical contributor and family physician Dr. Peter Lin breaks down the facts about Coronavirus, where it came from, how it spreads and what you can do to protect yourself.