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

Date:

Share post:

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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Jeep vs. Garbage Truck crash on Route 50 sends three to Hospital

KANKAKEE - Three people were hospitalized after a crash Tuesday morning involving a garbage truck. According to Illinois State Police...

Man allegedly stole nearly $2k in Meds from Peotone CVS 

PEOTONE - Police are searching for information on a man who allegedly stole nearly $2,000 worth of over the...

Christmas Light Map showcases 2022 noteworthy locations throughout Chicagoland 

CHICAGO - A Google Map featuring some of Chicagoland’s most decorated homes has emerged online just in time for...

Christmas Is Coming To Perry Farm

BOURBONNAIS — Christmas on the Farm is coming to Perry Farm next Saturday, December 3rd. The event runs 9 a.m....