McHenry County Department of Health - School Nurse Website
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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Click Students and Schools to access the latest resources for schools regarding COVID-19.

Weekly School Illness Report

School absenteeism surveillance involves the tracking of absences due to influenza like illness (ILI), gastrointestinal illness, and total absences. Our Epidemiologist and Communicable Disease staff monitor this information to determine the spread of influenza in our county and identify acute gastro enteritis (AGE) outbreaks in schools. Use the link below to report absences to our school absenteeism surveillance. The form is easy to fill out and should only take 5 minutes! Please submit reports weekly by Friday at 3 pm. On time reporting is key to ensuring effective surveillance! Click here to access instructions for the surveillance system.

Reportable Infectious Diseases

Illinois State Board of Education

Health Topics


Flu Resources

Cleaning & Sanitizing for Schools

2020 School Health Professionals Symposium Presentations 

Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health  [PDF]

- Trauma Informed Entities in Rural Illinois [PDF]

- Resiliency [PDF]

- Vaping  [PDF]

- Pediatric Tracheostomy [PDF]

- Care of Students with Complex Healthcare Needs [PDF]




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