Five McHenry Co. schools report outbreaks

 
 
Updated 12/23/2021 5:25 PM

Five McHenry County schools reported eight COVID-19 outbreaks in the last week, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Leggee Elementary School in Huntley had reported four additional outbreaks reported Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. That brings the total number of outbreaks so far this year to six, the most among any McHenry County school or youth organization.

 

One outbreak involving seven cases among students was tied to the buses, another involving six cases among staff and students was tied to the classroom, and two had five cases each among students and were tied to the classroom, according to the state report Thursday.

Chauncey H. Duker School in McHenry had reported its fourth outbreak of the school year Dec. 17, according to IDPH. The most recent outbreak involved fewer than five cases among both staff and students and had its source tied to the classroom.

Alexander Leigh Center For Autism in McHenry and Lake in the Hills Elementary School, part of Community Unit District 300, reported their first outbreaks of the school year Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Both involved fewer than five cases, among students and staff at Alexander Leigh Center For Autism and just among students at Lake in the Hills Elementary, according to the state. The outbreak at Alexander Leigh was tied to a bus and a classroom, while the Lake in the Hills outbreak had its source tied to the classroom.

An outbreak was also reported Dec. 17 at Johnsburg High School, its second this year, that involved fewer than five cases among staff and students and was tied to the classroom.

School officials could not be reached for more information Thursday.

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