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Multiple schools reporting new COVID-19 cases Thursday

Schools in Bourbonnais, Momence, and Watseka notified parents by letter Thursday afternoon

BOURBONNAIS – School officials from across the area are notifying of new COVID-19 positive cases in local schools Thursday night.  Parents in Bourbonnais, Momence and Watseka received letters from school administrators alerting of new cases among the community. 

  • Dr. David Andriano, Superintendant of Iroquois County CUSD #9 schools , notified parents in an email Thursday a student(s) at Wanda Kendall Elementary School in Watseka had tested positive Wednesday. 
  • Dr. Adam Ehrman, Superintendant of Bourbonnais Elemntary School District #53 alerted parents three members of the school community had tested positive and were last at school contagious Tuesday, October 27th.
  • Shannon Anderson, Superintendent at Momence CUSD #1 alerted parents in a letter of a new case among the schools in the community.  Anderson did not specify which school or if the case was among students or staff.

Since Monday, October 26th, the Kankakee County Health Department has reported 34 new cases among school aged children including 10 newly confirmed cases younger than 13 years old and 24 in their 10s. Residents in their 20s lead all cases for the period with 69 cases reported since Monday.

Central High School in Iroquois County is currently on remote learning through November 5th after 3 students tested positive on October 23rd.  On October 26th, Herscher High School moved to remote till November 9th after the Kankakee County Health Department alerted District officials of an outbreak.  At the time the school district reported 95 students in isolation.


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