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The safety of our employees, families and visitors remain ISBE’s top priority. As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve and spreads globally, we are monitoring the situation closely and will periodically update guidance based on current recommendations from the Illinois Department of Health.

Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions (e.g. serious heart disease, chronic lung disease or asthma, immunocompromised, severe liver disease, etc.) might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. If you are concerned about underlying medical conditions, please consult your primary medical care provider before returning to the office.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our workforce, we are conducting a simple screening. Your participation is important to help us take precautionary measures to protect you and everyone in the Illinois State Board of Education. We request you complete this screening everyday prior to entering an ISBE office building. Based on your response, you will be informed if you should report to the office. Thank you for your time.​​

Screening Questions




  1. Have you received a confirmed diagnosis for coronavirus (COVID-19) by a coronavirus (COVID-19) test or from a diagnosis by a health care professional in the past 14 days?
  2. Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  3. Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (to include: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, pressure in the chest, extreme fatigue, earache, persistent headache, diarrhea, and persistent loss of smell or taste)?

If you are able to answer "YES" to one or more of the above questions, select YES.

If you are able to answer "No" to all the questions, select NO.

ISBE will use the information you provide for management of business operations.


Thank you! Your submission was received.

Based on your answers, you are NOT TO REPORT TO THE OFFICE.

  • If you responded YES to a confirmed diagnosis for COVID, the employee should follow the doctor's directive and must quarantine for 14 days and continue to work remotely unless symptoms prevent the employee from doing so, in which case he/she may use Approved Medical Time.
  • If you responded YES to being in close contact or caring for someone with COVID, you are directed to get tested. The employee should work remotely while awaiting the test results, unless the employee is experiencing symptoms that prevent him/her from working. If an employee is unable to work due to symptoms, he/she may use Approved Medical Time. Once the test results are received, the employee must report the results to HR. If the test is positive, the employee should follow the doctor's directive and must quarantine for 14 days and continue to work remotely unless symptoms prevent the employee from doing so, in which case he/she may use Approved Medical Time. If test results are negative, the employee is to return to the office or if not feeling well, use benefit time. Approved Medical Time is only to be used for positive COVID results or while awaiting testing results.
  • If you responded YES to presenting cold or flu like symptoms in the last 14 days, you are directed to get tested. The employee should work remotely while awaiting the test results, unless the employee is experiencing symptoms that prevent him/her from working. If an employee is unable to work due to symptoms, he/she may use Approved Medical Time. Once the test results are received, the employee must report the results to HR. If the test is positive, the employee should follow the doctor's directive and must quarantine for 14 days and continue to work remotely unless symptoms prevent the employee from doing so, in which case he/she may use Approved Medical Time. If test results are negative, the employee is to return to the office/work remote (depending on if the agency is in phase 3 or 4) or if not feeling well, use benefit time. Approved Medical Time is only to be used for positive COVID results or while awaiting testing results.

Thank you! Your submission was received.

You are expected to report to the office. If your answer to any question changes from "no" to "yes" before you return to work each day or while at work, do not enter the building or immediately depart the building, and then inform your manager of your action.

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