• On Tuesday, Jan. 19 Barrington 220 implemented Hybrid 2.0, with a commitment to continue following these five CDC mitigation strategies:

    • Consistent and correct use of masks
    • Social distancing to the largest extent possible
    • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Cleaning and disinfection
    • Contact tracing in collaboration with the local health department
     
    The decision to return to the Hybrid mode was based on guidance from the Lake County Health Department which states school districts should utilize CDC indicators and thresholds for risk of introduction and transmission of COVID-19 in schools. While Barrington 220 is aware that the health metrics (Metric #1 and Metric #2) listed on the chart further down on this page continue to exceed the Step 3 (Hybrid) thresholds, public health officials have advised that school districts can safely implement a Hybrid mode if the five mitigation strategies are in place.

    Specifically, under the “Applications and Interpretation of Indicators” section of the CDC school decision-making website it states: “If community transmission is high, but school and community mitigation strategies are implemented and strictly followed as recommended, then the risk of introduction and subsequent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a school will decrease.”

    The date of Tuesday, January 19 was chosen for the following reasons: to allow for mitigation time recommended after winter break due to travel and family gatherings, as well as time for operational transitions related to transportation, food service, and staffing. Over the past several weeks school principals and district leaders have been working to improve the Hybrid plans at each level, which you can view below:

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.

Current Metric Status

  •  Last Updated: January  19, 2021
    The metric status will be updated every week on Monday afternoon. 

    indicator
    indicator
    Step 1  Step 2  Hybrid 3 step 4
    Metric 1:
    New Cases
    Greater than 200  Greater than 200 50-200 Less than 50
    Metric 2: 
    Positivity Rate
    10% or greater  10% or greater 8% to 9.99% less than 8%
    Metric 3: PPE & Sanitation 
    Supply
    1 week 2 weeks  1 month Multiple months
    Metric 4: Licensed
    Staff Return Rate
    Less than 80% staff
    can return to in-person
    80-89% staff
    can return to in-person
    90% staff can
    return to in-person
    95% staff can
    return to in-person
    Metric 5: Non-Licensed
    Staff Return Rate
    Less than 80% staff
    can return to in-person
    80-89% staff
    can return to in-person
    90% staff can
    return to in-person
    95% staff can
    return to in-person
  • Metric 1: New Cases

  • Metric 2: Positivity Rates

  • Metric 3: PPE & Sanitation Supply

  • Metric 4: Licensed Staff Return Rate

  • Metric 5: Non-Licensed Staff Return Rate


  • *Please note that in accordance with Governor Pritzker's directive in April 2020, all American flags on Barrington 220 properties are at half-staff to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.