CHESTERTON, Ind. (CBS) — Students will be heading back to class Monday at two Indiana schools that were shut down last week because of Legionella.
Chesterton Middle and Westchester Intermediate schools were closed Friday because of elevated levels of the bacteria.READ MORE: Chicago's Police Union Fights City Hall Over COVID Vaccine Mandate In Court Hearings
Also closed was the Duneland School Corporation Administration Center.READ MORE: Local Shop Focusing On Local Buyers; Recommends Holiday Shoppers To Start Early
“For safety purposes, DSC arranged for legionella bacteria testing by an environmental testing company in the employee’s workplace and other district facilities that are characterized as high-risk for this type of bacteria due to the physical characteristics of the facility,” Duneland School Corporation spokeswoman Bridget Martinson said in a note to parents.
The school says the water systems in the buildings have been addressed.MORE NEWS: Common And Chance The Rapper Urging Illinois Legislators To Allow Parole For Inmates Who Have Served 20 Years In Prison
The schools are set to reopen Monday after an e-learning day was held on Friday.