From the McHenry County Health Department:
MCDH Statement Regarding School Guidance
The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is announcing that is has adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) school guidance recommendations.
MCDH has been meeting weekly with local superintendents, providing consultation regarding preventative strategies and metrics to determine community transmission in order to help them develop their own policies to assist in providing a safe educational environment.
MCDH has developed guidance about the preventative strategies and transmission metrics that can be found on MCDH’s School Metrics Dashboard.
MCDH encourages the public to learn more about the guidance and metrics used to determine community transmission in McHenry County.
MCDH health officials will be using these metrics to monitor local transmission and provide guidance and consultation to schools. MCDH data may differ from the CDC and IDPH based on the methodologies that each organization uses such as differences in how data were collected (e.g., date a specimen was obtained or the date a case was reported) or how the metrics are calculated.
As always this is a fluid situation and this guidance can change as more information is learned.
To learn more and to review the full methodology, please visit the MCDH School Metrics Dashboard at https://bit.ly/McHenrySchoolMetrics.