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COVID UPDATE: Weekend brings three new cases at Johnson

11/23/2020 BSD2 COVID DASHBOARD

Dear BSD2 Community,

Three staff members were diagnosed with COVID from Johnson School last week -- one each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They will remain away from the District until meeting requirements set by the state and county health departments.

These three individuals worked in three different wings and were not near each other in the building. As a result, these cases do not appear related, nor are they an outbreak as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health. 

No quarantines of any other staff members occurred because no one in the District was in close contact in any of these cases.

You have no restrictions when in the District. Contact tracing under State guidelines determined you were not a close contact in this situation. You may still attend school or work in the District. You do not need to quarantine.

If you develop symptoms[1], stay home.  Contact your health care provider to determine if testing is needed. If your symptoms become severe[2], seek medical care immediately.

Following these COVID prevention policies will help us maintain the safest possible school environment for all students and staff.

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Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  Please contact your principal or supervisor if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Signature

Dr. James Stelter
Superintendent of Schools
Bensenville School District 2


1. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. When deciding whether you should stay home, you may exclude symptoms attributable to known allergies or to known pre-existing conditions.

2. Severe symptoms of COVID-19 include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and bluish lips or face.