Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup.
Error! There was an error processing your request.
The DeKalb County Health Department is recommending that school districts suspend in-person learning until mid-January.
In a recommendation made to school districts in DeKalb County, the health department says it is recommending the pause begin with Thanksgiving break and continue until Jan. 19.
County health officials say the recommendation is being made because of an “increase in local Covid-19 cases, local hospital utilization, the assumption that families will gather with family members outside of their immediate household, and an overall increase of risk of transmission in the community.”
The final decision is up to each school district.
WSPY news has reached out to the Sandwich School District and the DeKalb County Health Department for comment.
The Sandwich School District hasn't had to close any schools down, but has said that families should be ready to move to remote learning if buildings had too many faculty are quarantined. The district has been using a hybrid learning model where students are in class a few days a week and remote the rest of the time.
- Joliet Police Officer Accused of Leaking Footage Set to be Arraigned in January
- DeKalb County Telecommunicator Who Passed Away Honored
- 23rd Circuit Court Pauses Jury Trials
- Aurora Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Weekend Shooting
- Engineering Agreement For New Pubic Works Building Up for Vote at Montgomery Village Board Monday
- One Injury and One Arrest After Rollover Crash Southwest of Harding
- Peru Man and Chicago Man Killed in Bureau County Crash
- Rooster Being Shown the Door Out of Town
- Oswego Man Accused of Stealing $900 in Items from Plano Walmart
- Yorkville City Council Pushes for Business Grant Program