Contact Tracing and Quarantine
CCC is notified of a COVID-19 positive test result by a parent/guardian, staff or program partner using this form. Specifically for COVID-19, we look at those who have been in close contact with an individual who’s tested positive. We define close contact as within six feet of the positive person for 15 minutes or longer during a single day- this is with or without a mask.
Based on attendance records, CCC will determine possible exposures to the COVID-19 positive case- this includes determining if the ill individual participated in CCC activities during their contagious period (two days prior to onset of symptoms or positive test if asymptomatic), and what individuals were in close contact with them.
CCC will notify via email anyone present onsite during the contagious period of a positive individual. Those identified as close contacts will be advised to quarantine at home even if they do not have symptoms. The parent/guardian of the positive individual may receive a call from the Chicago Department of Public Health (312-74-COVID) as part of the city’s contact tracing program.
The safest option for individuals who feel healthy but recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 is to stay home for 14 days after their last exposure. Check your temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19. If you do not have symptoms, an acceptable alternative is to quarantine for 10 days, or if you do not have symptoms AND receive a negative COVID-19 test result on day 5 or after, to quarantine for 7 days. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if asymptomatic.
Reference: Illinois Department of Public Health guidance for schools