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Peotone High School to shut down for two weeks following COVID-19 cases

PEOTONE – Following two positive cases of COVID-19 at Peotone High School, Peotone CUSD 207-U Superintendent Steve Stein alerted parents Monday night the school would close to students through October 19th.

The two positive test results came back on Sunday and Monday respectively.

“We do not know if there is any connection between these two cases, or if they are completely separate from one another.” Stein said in a letter to parents.  “I will be temporarily closing Peotone High School effective tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6th.  The building will remain closed to students through October 19th.”

Stein says the closure only affects Peotone High School, which is expected to reopen on Tuesday, October 20th. Any close contact cases from the two positives are expected to be alerted by Monday night.

The Superintendent asked parents during the closure to alert the Administration if their child tests positive during the time off.

“I know this is very disappointing to all of us, especially since the school year got off to such a great start,” Stein added.  “We will get back on track, but first we must take care to make certain these recent positive cases do not lead to a wider outbreak within PHS.”

As of Monday night, a total of 94 COVID-19 cases had been reported for the 60468 area code since the pandemic began in March.

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