10 Kane County School Outbreaks on IDPH List as of Jan. 14

10 Kane County School Outbreaks on IDPH List as of Jan. 14

Due in large part to the data collection over winter break, Kane County school outbreaks dropped to 10 this week, with just one new outbreak added to the list.

The new outbreak was first reported Jan. 12 at Larkin High School in Elgin. It involved less than five cases, and the source was identified as Sports.

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.

Active Kane County School Outbreaks as of Jan. 14, 2022

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

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)

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

Larkin High School (K-12)

  • Less Than 5 Cases
  • Students
  • Source: Sports
  • First Reported: 1/12/2022

O’Donnell Elementary (K-12)

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

West Aurora High School (K-12)

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

SOURCE: Illinois Department of Public Health website

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