FLOSSMOOR, Ill. (CBS) — Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor has moved to remote learning due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
Regular tests administered through the University of Illinois covidSHIELD program created by the University of Illinois revealed numerous positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff members at the south suburban school.READ MORE: Chicago White Sox Take Action After CBS 2 Investigators Expose Parking Scam Outside Sports Venues: Fans Getting Ripped Off By Conmen, Then Hit With Parking Tickets
The school had been in contact with the Cook County Department of Public Health, and has received approval to go on remote learning for the next four school days.
In-person learning is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, Jan. 5, following winter break.READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Shot While Driving In Bronzeville
The large number of positive cases has also prompted the Illinois Department of Health to conduct additional research and testing in the area around the school. Anyone who did not participate on SHIELD testing on Tuesday is also advised to take a COVID-19 test immediately, and then another one in five to seven days – regardless of vaccination status.
For remote learning, students will follow their daily schedules with all classes happening virtually. Students and parents will receive additional information from teachers.MORE NEWS: Illinois State Trooper, Woman Found Shot Dead In Car On Southeast Side
All extracurricular activities at Parker Junior High have also been canceled through Dec. 22.