Dear District 204 Community,
Last Monday, I shared that we were closely monitoring information from the state and county health departments regarding community transmission of COVID-19. The data released today from the DuPage County Health Department reports a continuation of being in Substantial Community Transmission. The reported new cases per 100,000 has risen from 119 last week to 152 this week. Three weeks ago that number was 79 new cases per 100,000. The nearly doubling of new cases in a three-week period is concerning.
We have learned from the health department that due to the level of increases for both the weekly case count per 100,000 and the weekly youth count numbers, we will remain at Substantial Community Transmission when the health department publishes its data on Monday, November 2. We planned to review three weeks of data before determining if we would remain in remote learning. However, the data for the past two weeks has met our criteria for pausing a move to hybrid, and next week’s data, as already determined by the health department, will also meet the criteria.
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