The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) has partnered with McHenry County school superintendents to develop School Metrics Interim Guidance that uses county-level health metrics to assist school officials in evaluating transitions between virtual, hybrid, or in-person learning models.
The McHenry County School Metrics are intended to be used in conjunction with the Part 3 – Transition Joint Guidance document developed by ISBE and IDPH.
The MCDH framework identifies three specific school learning models (in-person, hybrid, and virtual) and provides recommended movement through the learning models based on public health metrics shown on the School Metrics Dashboard.
The MCHD School Metrics are only one factor in the decision-making process to determine if MCHS will advance to the next instructional model or return to a previous form of instruction. In addition to public health metrics, MCHS must also comply with all ISBE guidance and IDPH requirements. Staffing our school buildings, facility management, and onsite COVID-19 cases also factor in our ability to open for in-person instruction. You can also view county and regional metrics below:
In addition to providing a regional look at COVID-19 cases, this page also displays confirmed positive COVID-19 cases of District 156 staff and students, both remote and in-person, and will be updated weekly.
Due to privacy laws (HIPAA, FERPA), District 156 is unable to share identifying information about individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. District 156 will notify any staff member or the family of any student(s) considered a close contact in a COVID-positive case. In addition, we will send out a general notification to our school community if a positive case is confirmed and if that individual(s) was present at one of our school buildings or MCHS programs.