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 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, sore throat, congestion or runny nose?
      • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
      • New fatigue or headache?
      • 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?
    • Have you traveled outside of Illinois in the past 10 days?
      • If yes to that question: Have two weeks passed since you received a complete COVID-19 vaccination (single-dose vaccine or second dose of a two-dose vaccine)?
        • If no to that question: Did you receive a negative test result to a COVID test completed no earlier than 72 hours after returning to Illinois?

    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: