At least 1 faculty member positive at four Herscher District Schools

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HERSCHER – At least four faculty members at four schools throughout Herscher School Community Unit No. 2 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week.

“We have become aware during the past week that at least (1) faculty member at Bonfield Grade School, Herscher Intermediate School, Limestone Middle School and at HHS have been diagnosed with COVID-19.” Superintendent Dr. Richard Decman said in a letter to parents Thursday. “As a result, the district has notified and will require any individual (staff and/or students) that are determined to be “close contact” to quarantine at home for (14) days.”

The last time any of the positives were at district schools had been today.

The school reports none of the cases were linked to one another. A similar announcement was repeatedly made before the Kankakee County Health Department notified Herscher High School of an outbreak last week requiring them to go remote until November 9th.

Herscher schools are now reporting 8 cases among faculty and staff with 30 confirmed cases among students. There are now 23 faculty and staff under isolation with 110 students in the district. Herscher schools reported Thursday those 110 students currently under isolation do not include those in isolation from the High School.

Last week, Herscher schools reported 113 students isolated in Herscher schools prior to this Thursday’s latest announcement.

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