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Heath Screener & Building Access

All individuals entering a CPS facility must first pass a health screener and have their temperature checked to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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If a student does not pass the daily health screener, they will be expected to stay home and participate in remote learning if it is available and they are well enough to do so.





Domestic Travel

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the City is issuing an Emergency Travel Order applicable to anyone coming into Chicago from designated states with a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. Anyone traveling from a state on the Orange list is directed to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior to arrival in Chicago or quarantine for 10 calendar days (or the duration of their time in Chicago, whichever is shorter). The Order is subject to the limited exemptions outlined in the ‘Exceptions section’.

Children under the age of 18 are not exempt from the travel order and must follow pre-arrival testing/ quarantine requirements.

This order applies to returning Chicago residents and out-of-state visitors arriving in Chicago.

  • Vaccinated persons (returning travelers who live or work in Chicago, or visitors to Chicago) who have traveled domestically are not required to quarantine if they are: asymptomatic; and
  • Fully vaccinated (i.e., are ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID- 19 vaccine series or ≥2 weeks following receipt of 1 dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine).

International Travel

If your child traveled to a moderate, high, or very high-risk location, your child must stay home for 7-10 days after travel. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home and precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at travelers’ destinations.

Get tested with a viral test (Either PCR or antigen) 3-5 days after travel AND self-quarantine at home for a full 7 days after travel.

  • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.

If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine:

  • You should continue to follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely and get tested 3-5 days after travel.
  • You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
  • You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.

A household member has traveled either internationally or domestically:

The person who has traveled must observe the above guidance, but those who did not travel do not.

Example: If a parent traveled the parent needs to follow the CDPH travel order but the child who did not travel does not need to quarantine.

Below are resources to help you track the latest travel restrictions. 

City of Chicago Travel Restrictions

CDC Travel Recommendations

Submit Your Health Screener

All students, staff, and visitors must complete a health screener each day they visit a CPS building.