SHIELD Testing

SHIELD Illinois Testing

CHSD117 is now providing COVID-19 PCR testing once a week at each building through a program called SHIELD Illinois Testing which is the premier testing option developed by the University of Illinois.

Students and Staff who are not vaccinated will be able to take this saliva collection test during school hours. We anticipate the process not requiring more than 10 minutes per person. For a valid sample collection, individuals need to refrain from eating or drinking anything for 45 minutes prior to their collection time.


SHIELD testing will occur at Lakes on Tuesdays and at Antioch on Thursdays. Additional days will be added if needed.


Written consent is required for all testing and can be revoked at any time by contacting the school Nurse. If you have already turned in a signed consent form you do not need to submit another form for the rest of this school year.


Test results are typically delivered from SHIELD to our Nurses approximately 24 hours after testing and can be assumed to be negative unless otherwise contacted by the Nurse or building administration.


If you have any questions regarding SHIELD testing, visit the website below and/or please contact the appropriate building nurse (information below).


https://www.uillinois.edu/shield


Antioch Community HS

Lisa McKavis-Nurse

lisa.mckavis@chsd117.org

(847) 395-9176


Lakes Community HS

Serena Ray-Nurse

serena.ray@chsd117.org

(847) 838-7117

SHIELD Test Consent Form-Student (1).pdf