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Self Screener Instructions

To keep our students and staff safe and healthy, families, staff and visitors should run through the list of questions below before leaving home each day.

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If the individual answers YES to any of the self-screening questions below, the individual must not enter a CPS school or facility. We thank you for your cooperation and invite you to contact a school or call our Back-to-School Hotline at (773) 553-KIDS (5437)  with any questions or concerns.

For fully vaccinated individuals

Full vaccination means two weeks after you have received the second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after you have received one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Has the individual experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours?

  • Fever (100.4°F or higher)
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Congestion or runny nose

Is the individual waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?

Please Note: This DOES NOT include COVID-19 screening testing happening in CPS schools.

Has the individual tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?

If yes, please report their results by visiting cps.edu/covidresults or call (773) 553-KIDS (5437).

If the individual answered YES to any of the questions above, please stay home. 

For Non-Vaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Individuals

Has the individual experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours?

  • Fever (100.4°F or higher)
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Congestion or runny nose

Has the individual been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e., within six feet for 15 minutes)?

Is the individual waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?

Please Note: This does NOT include the routine COVID-19 testing happening in CPS schools.

Has the individual traveled to any state marked orange on the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Travel Advisory map in the past 10 days? 

Please answer “No” if the individual has quarantined for 7 days AND received a negative test, OR if they have quarantined for 10 days.

Has the individual traveled internationally to a moderate, high, or very high-risk location in the past 10 days?

Please answer “No” if the individual has already stayed home for 10 days and the individual has received a negative COVID-19 test 3-5 days after returning.

Has the individual tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?

If yes, please report their results by visiting cps.edu/covidresults or call (773) 553-KIDS (5437).

If the individual answered YES to any of the questions above, please stay home.