Olivet Nazarene continues counting COVID, record 51 active


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BOURBONNAIS – Cases continue to mount at Olivet Nazarene University which continued setting records Saturday with now 51 active cases on campus Saturday.

It’s the most active cases on the Bourbonnais campus to date. Saturday marked the fourth consecutive day of increases on campus. 

As a prelude to weekend activities, Olivet asked students to limit off-campus visits as new mitigation efforts went into effect on campus. School officials braced students Thursday for a ‘major spike’ in case numbers.  Cases at the University had been as low as 18 as recently as November 3rd.  There are now 29 students in isolation on campus with 22 isolating off campus.

Friday, Illinois Department of Public Health released a massive amount of contact tracing data showcasing potential exposure areas.  Schools were ranked #2 among locations, behind only Restaurants and Bars. Schools across Kankakee County announced in-person learning activities would be scrapped this week through the end of the month.

Kankakee County, as part of Region 7, is expected to enter TIER 2 mitigations next week.


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