Covid Protocols

Chicago Public Schools (CPS)  and South Loop Elementary School are committed to keeping our school communities safe from COVID-19.

Please monitor your student for COVID-19 symptoms. If symptoms arise – even if they are mild – please contact your healthcare provider, keep them home from school, and get tested for COVID-19 right away. To find a test site near you, visit

Please test on the next immediate Monday and Thursday using a rapid test. Please follow the instructions on the test package.  Masking is REQUIRED upon returning to school from isolation for an additional 5 days. 

If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please report their case at and they must stay home for at least five days from when symptoms began. 

  • There is no weekly COVID Testing
  • There’s no longer any  care room
  • Students exposed to a COVID positive case are encouraged to wear a mask for 5 days , but it is not mandatory. 
  • Classrooms are not required to quarantine any longer. Only the COVID positive person is required to quarantine. 

For more information, view our COVID-19 safety guidance here.