Zoom went down earlier today for children depending on the remote learning tool.
Earlier this morning, Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53 addressed the outage to local teachers and parents in the area:
No word on how many children across the area had been affected by the outage.
As part of a blended learning option adopted by the majority of schools in Kankakee County and across the state of Illinois, schools depend on the platform to connect with classrooms during the pandemic.
According to Down Detector, the outage began shortly after 7 a.m. CST. The outage is worldwide with Zoom apologizing for the outage.
If you're having trouble connecting to Zoom, we have identified the issue and are working on a fix. Please follow https://t.co/aqz5nSoQRw for updates. We're so sorry about the inconvenience.— Zoom (@zoom_us) August 24, 2020
As of 10:05 am, the company had said they deployed a fix to the issue.
Thanks for hanging in there! We are deploying a fix now. Service should be restored for some users and we’re continuing to complete the fix for any users still impacted. We're sorry about the disruption.— Zoom (@zoom_us) August 24, 2020
Follow https://t.co/aqz5nSoQRw for updates.