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District 99 parent in contact with person who tested positive for the coronavirus

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CICERO – A parent of two students who attend Cicero District 99 schools was in contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a district news release, which has been made available on the district’s social media pages.

The parent was in contact with the individual March 11, and at that point, the individual did not receive the test results. During that time, the students had contact with their parent and proceeded to go to school throughout the week, according to the release.

One of the students, who attends Cicero East School, showed up for class March 12. The other, a Unity Junior High student, went to school March 12 and March 13. Teachers who might have had direct contact with those students were informed, and the individual received the test results March 15, the release stated.

“At this time, there are no reports of the parent or students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19,” District 99 Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez said in the release. “The family is following the recommendations of the CDC.”

Jacqueline Pisano, the district’s media and public relations coordinator, said in an email that she and other staff cannot comment further on the situation.

District staff will continue to monitor the situation and offer updates as they come. For now, they recommend everyone continue following the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For questions on COVID-19, contact the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931. The hotline is for general questions only, not for assessing individual symptoms.

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