Macomb Superintendent Announces Revised COVID-19 Guidelines

MACOMB, IL – In a statement issued Wednesday evening, Macomb Superintendent Dr. Patrick M. Twomey announced that effective immediately, Macomb CUSD #185 will be implementing the Revised Public Health Guidance For Schools released by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education on Tuesday.

In his statement, Twomey also reiterated that the adoption of this guidance will not change the state of Illinois’ mask requirement for anyone inside school buildings and that the Governor Pritzker’s indoor mask mandate for schools is still in effect until further notice.

Under these updated guidelines, the isolation and exclusion period for students and staff members sick with COVID-19 or considered a close contact has been reduced to five days, and the ability to return to school after five days is dependent on being symptom free per the revised guidelines.

To view the full updated revised guidelines, visit

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