• We would like to give some guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school.

    Please be advised that if your child has any of the symptoms below, they should NOT attend school:

    1. Fever – 100* or more
    2. Rash – unknown origin
    3. Sore throat
    4. Persistent cough
    5. Nausea or vomiting
    6. Diarrhea

    A child who has recently been ill should meet the Lake County Health Department’s guidelines below before returning to school, attending athletic events, or any other after-school activities:

    1. Feeling better for 24 hours, symptoms resolving/resolved.
    2. Maintain a temperature below 100* for 24 hours without medication.
    3. Free of vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours after the last episode.
    4. Be on antibiotic medication for at least 24 hours from diagnosis of strep throat.
    5. Be on prescription antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours from diagnosis of conjunctivitis (pinkeye).

    Please notify the school if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious illness such as Covid-19, strep throat, chickenpox, scarlet fever, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), influenza A or B, lice, pertussis (whooping cough), impetigo, or 5th disease (Hand, Foot & Mouth disease). 

    We have students with low immunity and contagious disease can further compromise their health. To keep children healthy, make sure they have plenty of rest and a nutritious diet. Make sure they are dressed properly for indoor activities and outdoor weather.

    The most important things you can do to keep your child free of illness is to teach them how to:

    1. WASH HANDS. The proper way is to use soap and rub your hands together for at least 15 seconds, then rinse in running water and dry them thoroughly. And in addition, use hand sanitizer.
    2. COUGH & SNEEZE IN ELBOW. This technique prevents the spray of germs on your classmates and teacher.

    Please help us keep our students healthy by keeping a sick child at home. Remember, one sick child can spread illness to their classmates rapidly.

    Thank you for your continued cooperation.

    Millburn Elementary and Middle School Health Offices

    Revised  8/22/2022 




    • Testing is no longer required for students going home with COVID-like symptoms (unless requested by parents or guardians).

    • Testing is not required for students to return to school if they have been out sick (unless requested by parents or guardians).

    • Students may return to school once they are feeling better and symptoms have been resolving/resolved for 24 hours.

    • Must be fever free (under 100) for 24 hours (unmedicated).

    • Must be vomiting-free and diarrhea free for 24 hours (after the last episode).


    • Please inform the Health Office.

    • Proof of the test result is required (cannot be a home test). The test must be completed by a medical professional. (ex. School Nurse, Pharmacy, Dr’s Office)

    • Students can be tested in the Health Office.

    • The day of positive test results is considered day zero.

    • Students must stay home from day 1 through day 5.

    • Students may return on day 6 (as long as they are feeling better and symptoms are resolving for the last 24 hours).

    • It is highly recommended that the student wears a mask at all times from day 6 through day 10 when returning to school.


    • A student may come to school whether the student is or is not vaccinated, as long as they are symptom-free.

    • If your child had COVID more than 90 days ago, a recurrence is possible.

    The Health Office is no longer testing for close contacts at school unless requested by a parent or guardian.

    Millburn Elementary School Health Office  - MES Parents: You may receive a call from the Health Office cellular phone, please take note of the number 224-306-8740 (Caller ID will read Northbrook, IL).

    Kvanko@millburn24.net         Phone - 847-245-2781     Fax - 847-356-9722

    Lschaefer@millburn24.net      Phone - 224-306-8740 (Caller ID will read Northbrook, IL)

    Millburn Middle School Health Office      

    Kgreen@millburn24.net          Phone - 847-245-1611     Fax - 847-265-8198