The Department of Juvenile Justice is working around the clock to ensure that staff and youth are safe and healthy.
We are working closely with the Governor's Office,
Emergency Management Agency and the
Department of Public Health to focus on prevention and planning in response to COVID-19. We will continue updating and aligning our emergency response protocols to protect the health and safety of our youth and staff. Employees will be notified immediately by management of any changes in work status or emergency response protocols.
The Department is also in close communication with AFSCME Council 31 leadership who is advocating for additional measures to ensure we continue to function as safely as possible for youth and staff, including remote work and schedule flexibility. The Department agrees and is actively working on additional measures, in consultation with Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Department of Innovation and Technology, and in collaboration with AFSCME.
|IYC Facility||Confirmed COVID-19 Cases*|
*as of May 10, 2022.
COVID-19 Fact Sheet
What To Do If You Are Sick With COVID-19
03/17/2020 Letter to Families regarding COVID-19
03/17/2020 Letter to Providers regarding COVID-19
COVID-19 Guidance for Employers
03/18/2020 Letter to Families Regarding Postponing Visitation
03/18/2020 Letter to Volunteers Regarding Postponing Visitation
DJJ COVID-19 FAQs
DJJ Family FAQs as of 04/29/2020
04/06/2020 Letter to Families Regarding Extension of Postponed Visitation
04/29/2020 Letter to Families Regarding Extension of Postponed Visitation
DJJ Mitigation Actions as of 05/08/2020
DJJ Digest: Special Edition Newsletter
Memo Regarding Positive Youth COVID-19 Case at IYC Chicago
DJJ Mitigation Actions as of 05/20/2020
Reopening and Restoring Operations at DJJ
Update on Reopening and Restoring Operations at IYC St. Charles
11/18/2020 Letter to Families Regarding New Mitigation Actions
For more information on how you can help DJJ during this public health crisis, please contact Omar B. Jamil, Senior Policy Advisor, at email@example.com.