Seneca Township High School Says Student Tested Positive For Coronavirus

According to an announcement posted by the school:

This afternoon, we received a call from the LaSalle County Health Department informing us that one of our students tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus. Public health officials deem that students and staff are at a low risk and are not recommending any additional measures be taken by the district. Additionally, because the student did not exhibit any symptoms while at school, the Health Department is not commencing with contact tracing. In fact, due to privacy laws and the low risk for members of Seneca High School, the name of the student was not shared with district officials. Because of the uncertainty and novelty of this virus, we are urging you to follow the recommendations of the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health regarding ways to protect yourself.

As you know, Governor Pritzker has closed all Illinois schools beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through Monday, March 30, 2020. During this time, SHS custodial staff deep cleaned and sanitized the school. Once again, the LaSalle County Health Department is advising us of a low risk; however, following the guidelines of the CDC, if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Our deepest concerns are for all of our students and their families and their well-being. Please take care of yourselves.