20 Kane County School Outbreaks as of Dec. 30

20 Kane County School Outbreaks as of Dec. 30

As 2021 comes to an end, Kane County is recording 20 COVID-19 school outbreaks, according to data posted by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The IDPH outbreak report was last updated today (Friday, Dec. 30, 2021). Data includes entries elicited from cases opened within the previous 30 days from date of update.

Kane County recorded 21 active outbreaks a week ago. Some schools were taken off the list, some schools were added to the list and some added the number of students or staff that have been infected since the previous week’s report.

Outbreaks new to the list this week are Illinois Math & Science Academy in Aurora and Jewel Middle School in North Aurora.  The number of cases went up at Wild Rose Elementary School in St. Charles.

Of course, school are closed for the holiday break, many through the first week in January, so this report might not change much over the next couple weeks.

Outbreak information is reported once clusters of cases are confirmed to be linked by location and time (within 14 days). Some outbreaks are pending processing and evaluation and will be added as more complete information is available.

The outbreak information is reported by local health departments to the Illinois Department of Public Health through an outbreak reporting system.

Specific outbreaks included are those that have been identified by the Kane County Health Department to have three or more COVID-19 cases who may have a shared exposure at a shared Youth Related location and are from different households.

These outbreaks do not include secondary cases that may occur in a household member who has not been at the same outbreak location.

All data is provisional and subject to updating as more information becomes available. Data are updated once a week, typically on Fridays. The IDPH says this data includes entries elicited from cases opened within the previous 30 days from the date of the update.

School Outbreaks as of Thursday, Dec. 30

Dundee-Crown High School (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/9/2021

Elgin Academy (K-12)

  • 10 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Sports
  • First Reported: 12/9/2021

Ferson Creek Elementary (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/16/2021

Gary D. Wright Elementary School (K-12)

  • 13 Cases
  • Staff and Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 11/18/2021

Gates Elementary School (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/2/2021

Geneva High School (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Staff and Students
  • Source: Sports
  • First Reported: 12/13/2021

Geneva Middle School North (K-12)

  • 10 Cases
  • Staff and Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/22/2021

Harter Middle School (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/17/2021

Heartland Elementary School (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Staff and Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/7/2021

Illinois Math And Science Academy (K-12)*

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Staff
  • Source: Other
  • First Reported: 12/29/2021

Jefferson Middle School (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Staff and Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/22/2021

Jewel Middle School (K-12)*

  • 10 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/21/2021

John Shields Elementary School (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/9/2021

Kaneland High School (K-12)

  • 5 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/17/2021

O’Donnell Elementary (K-12)

  • 5 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/14/2021

Ronald O’Neal Elementary School (K-12)

  • 5 Cases
  • Staff and Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 12/10/2021

South Elgin High School (K-12)

  • 8 Cases
  • Staff and Students
  • Source: Other
  • First Reported: 11/24/2021

St. Peter School (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 11/12/2021

West Aurora High School (K-12)

  • 12 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Sports
  • First Reported: 12/22/2021

Wild Rose Elementary School (K-12)

  • 14 Cases
  • Staff and Students
  • Source: Classroom
  • First Reported: 11/15/2021

SOURCE: IDPH website