COVID-19 Resources and Information

Sycamore Community School District 427 continues to actively monitor reports of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and follow guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the DeKalb County Department of Public Health, the CDC, and the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education. We have worked with our Safety and Health Services teams and administrators to create this page of curated information provided by the aforementioned organizations, and we are working to update it as more information is provided.

Thank you for your support in helping to keep our community healthy. 

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Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Germs

Staff and families have been encouraged to follow these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.   
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.  
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  
  • Stay home when you are sick.  
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

SYC427’s Proactive Steps

In addition to following the best practices outlined above, we are taking proactive steps as recommended by the IDPH:

  • Our health services staff are monitoring the health and wellness of our students.
  • We continue to stay in contact with the DeKalb County Health Department, Illinois Department of Public Health, DeKalb County Regional Office of Education, and neighboring school districts. 
  • Emergency operations plans are being reviewed.
  • Schools are cleaned and disinfected daily as part of ongoing custodial services.   

Illinois Department of Public Health Hotline

A hotline is available through the Illinois Department of Public Health, (800) 889-3931, as is email support: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV

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