Health Screenings and Self-Certification for Entry to the School

  • Health Screening

    Screening checks are required for all staff and students entering the building or arriving on campus.

    The ETHS community relies on accurate and honest self-assessments every school day to keep ETHS open for hybrid in-person instruction. ETHS students, families, and staff who do not provide accurate and honest answers to the COVID screening questions are considered to be non-compliant with district practices and procedures relevant to public health and the pandemic. As a result, the student will be placed on FULL REMOTE status for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year to engage in their education, as well as receive a social work referral as needed and have a restorative conference with the Dean to discuss the impact of their decision and how to repair harm done to the school community. ETHS students are able to fully engage in the educational process through remote learning. 

    The Safety Department checks the temperatures of every person who has not COVID self-certified upon arrival to ETHS. The following series of questions will be asked to self-certify. 

    • Do you have any of the following symptoms:
      • New fever, chills and/ or muscle aches?
      • New cough or sore throat?
      • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
      • New fatigue or headache?
      • New loss of taste or smell?
      • New nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
    • Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
    • Do you have a close contact/household contact quarantined or confirmed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
      • If yes, have two weeks passed since you received a complete COVID-19 vaccination (single-dose vaccine or second dose of a two-dose vaccine)?

    Depending on your answers, you will see a message that you are COVID Certified for today at ETHS or that you are NOT COVID Certified for the day. If anyone denied access would like further clarification, please contact Matthew Driscoll, Director of Safety, at

Health Screenings and Travel Guidance (Domestic and International)

  • The Cook County Department of Public Health updated its travel guidance to align with the City of Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order. As spring break approaches, we anticipate that the travel guidance will continue to change. Therefore, it’s recommended that non-essential local and international travel be limited, as directed by federal, state and local health officials. 

    • The current guidelines do not require that domestic travelers traveling from “yellow” states undergo a mandatory quarantine or get tested. However, you should always continue to maintain strict masking and social distancing and avoid large in-person gatherings.
    • If you are traveling from an “orange” state, in order to enter the building or come onto ETHS’s campus, you must wait three (3) days after you return from travel and then receive a COVID-19 test and have a negative test result -OR- quarantine for 10 days -OR- be fully vaccinated. (Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after one dose of a single-dose vaccine.)

    If you are planning to travel internationally, please review the following CDC international travel guidelines: