School District 166

School District 166 “works through” a second staff COVID-19 case

Local schools in Cook County continue to navigate education and the intersection of public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For ISD 166, an additional challenge surfaced after another employee of the school district tested positive for COVID-19, according to Principal Megan Myers.

In a statement sent out on Monday, Nov. 9, Myers wrote: “Last week our school worked through its second confirmed case of COVID-19. We have been in close communication with our public health professionals that have supported our communications and contact tracing within our staff and students in our essential student care program. Along with our public health partners, the contact tracing has been completed and did not impact any of our hybrid or child care pods.”

Myers added that the staff member continued to work through the time of quarantine with distance learning.

This latest case will not delay the plan to implement hybrid learning for 4th- and 5th-grade classes, which is set to begin on Nov. 17, according to school officials.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Myers about this latest case at the school and about the protocol for notifying families, staff and the public.