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BBCHS goes remote through Nov. 30th as COVID rates climb

BOURBONNAIS – District 307 officials announced Thursday Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School will move to remote learning through November 30th.

The move was made in reaction to increasing cases county-wide after local officials had a conversation with the Illinois Department of Public Health. According to a CDC report in October, adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 were twice as likely to test positive for COVID-19 than kids between 5 and 11 years old.

“Due to COVID-19 cases rising county-wide, and a conversation with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), two of our Pahtway metrics now reside in the substantial column.” Superintendent Dr. Scott Wakeley wrote in a letter to parents posted to the BBCHS website Thursday.  “This means BBCHS will transition to a Full Remote Learning beginning November 9 through 27.”

The school became one of several local schools to make the move to remote learning Thursday afternoon, including a Bourbonnais School and Bradley School District 61.

Since November 1st, the Kankakee County Health Department had reported 656 new cases of COVID-19 in the community, including five new deaths.  Bourbonnais and Bradley zip codes have combined for 1,373 cases since March.  As of Thursday afternoon, Kankakee County’s rolling seven-day positivity sat at 11.7%, with Region 7 now at 13.4%.

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