Yorkville 115 School District released a school-by-school break-down of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Between Oct. 7 and 27, the district recorded 19 cases of the virus across five different schools. District officials have confirmed 27 total cases since thousands of students returned to in-person learning in late August.
The list of school-by-school case counts since Oct. 7 is as follows:
Autumn Creek Elementary School: 7 cases
Bristol Bay Elementary School: 2 cases
Grande Reserve Elementary School: 2 cases
Yorkville Intermediate School: 1 case
Yorkville High School: 6 cases
Out of district: 1 case
Through contact tracing, school officials determined that some cases were linked to out-of-district travel and sporting events.
Melinda Lasky, director of student services for the district, urged Y115 families to limit their travel and participation in group activities.
"Our community needs to continue with mitigation measures," Lasky said.
Y115 has reported all of its postive cases to the Kendall County Health Department. The district and local health officials continue to collaborate on contact tracing and isolating infected staff and students. A meeting between school officials and the health department is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 30.
Lasky added that cases are "increasing along with metrics in Yorkville, the state of Illinois and Kendall County."
School officials plan to continue monitoring local health data, such as positivity rates, hospital capacity and per capita case counts.
The Kendall County Health Department reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 in Kendall County with no additional deaths.
The school-by-school break-down comes after Y115 officials announced for the first time its COVID-19 data at a school board meeting earlier this week. At the meeting, officials also revealed that 247 staff members and nearly half of the in-person student body, approximately 2,000 students, have had to quarantine for at least one day since the start of the school year.