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More Than 500 District 203 Students Test Positive For COVID-19

NAPERVILLE, IL – Between January 2 and January 8, more than 500 students tested positive for the coronavirus in the Naperville Community Unit’s 22 schools in School District 203. District officials did not immediately respond to Patch’s request for comment on Monday.

The latest data reflects a more than 350 percent increase in positive coronavirus cases compared to the week of December 12-18, leading up to the district’s vacation.

As of Jan. 10, District 203 is still following the Illinois Department of Public Health’s quarantine guidelines for students and staff who test positive for coronavirus. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, students and employees must wear masks regardless of their vaccination status.

Students and staff are also strongly advised not to attend school if they have the following symptoms or conditions:

  • A fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • New cough
  • Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue from unknown cause
  • Muscle or joint pain from unknown cause
  • Moderate to severe headache emerging
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Vomit
  • diarrhea

The surge in coronavirus cases and contacts in local schools reflects a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases related to the Omicron variant, which is “unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” said Dr. James Phillips, director of disaster medicine at George Washington University Hospital. said CNN in late December.

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