On August 4, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker announced masks will be required for students, teachers, and staff at P-12 schools in Illinois. The mask requirement is inclusive of youth sports and activities, with masks required for all indoor extracurriculars and sports. This new state requirement underscores our July announcement that all ETHS students and staff are required to wear masks indoors, even if they are vaccinated, as recommended by the CDC and IDPH. ISBE also issued Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools on August 9, 2021.
ETHS students and families received the Back-to-School Information Guide (www.eths.k12.il.us/backtoschool) in early August with information about what to expect in the fall, including Fall 2021 Frequently Asked Question (FAQs). ETHS continues to monitor COVID transmission rates on campus and in the community. We will revisit our mask guidelines as warranted by the public health situation. Please note that this does not affect our plans for in-person classes, return to work in the building, calendar events, etc.