​​​COVID Information for Daycares, Schools and Colleges/Universities


​Thank you for visiting the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 webpage  designed exclusively for parents, daycares, schools, and institutes of higher learning. We are dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of all children in Kane County.

The Kane County Health Department encourages schools to adopt a layered approach to COVID-19 mitigation. Multiple layers of protection block the spread of COVID-19. Learn more

The CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Community levels can help schools and individuals make decisions and take precautions based on their local context and unique needs.

Kane County Community Level

Resources for Early Childhood Education and Daycare

DCFS/IDPH Guidance for Daycares  (Updated 01/31/22)

COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs (Updated 01/28/22)

KCHD COVID-19 Outbreak Toolkit for Daycare and ECE Facilities (Updated 2/15/22)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Daycare Professionals  (Updated 2/15/22)

KCHD Daycare Newsletter May 2022

When Can My Child Return to Daycare? (English, updated 2/4/22)

¿Cuándo puede mi hijo regresar a la guardería? (Spanish, updated 2/4/22)

CDC Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs (Updated 12/17/21)

Resources for Pre-K - 12 Schools

IDPH & ISBE Joint Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Schools

KCHD Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools (Updated 01/15/22)

Kane County Health Department Stay in School Toolkit​ (Updated 03/11/22)

KCHD Schools Newsletter May 2022

KCHD COVID-19 Outbreak Toolkit​​ (Updated 02/01/22)​​

Next Steps for School Personnel Handout (Updated 2/8/22)

IDPH Guidance on Testing for COVID-19 in Schools (Updated 1/13/22)

Parent Next Steps Handout - English (Updated 03/02/22)

COVID-19 testing to sustain In-Person Instruction and Extracurricular Activities in High Schools – Utah, November 2020- March 2021

CDC Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs

​Resources for Colleges and Universities

CDC Guidance for Institutes of Higher Learning (Updated 2/7/22)

CDC Toolkit for Colleges and Universities (Updated 1/14/21)

Illinois Board of Higher Education Guidance (Updated 9/9/21)​

General Resources

Kane County School Health Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination



Control of Communicable Disease Code

Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

Current Local Data

Contact Us

For school COVID-19 related questions, email us at school@co.kane.il.us​