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Geneva D304′s Mill Creek Elementary School added to state’s latest COVID-19 outbreak list

Number of Kane County schools on the Dec. 3 list stays the same as previous two weeks

KANE COUNTY – For the third consecutive week, 17 Kane County schools are on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s latest COVID-19 school outbreak list.

New on the Dec. 3 list are Mill Creek Elementary School in Geneva with fewer than five cases among staff and students with the classroom as the source of exposure; Gates Elementary School in Aurora with fewer than five cases among students with the classroom as the source of exposure; and Immanuel Lutheran School in East Dundee with seven cases among students with the classroom as the source of exposure.

South Elgin High School, which was new on the Nov. 29 list, remains on this week’s list with fewer than five cases among staff members.

Three St. Charles School District 303 elementary schools remain on the Dec. 3 list. According to IDPH, those schools are Corron Elementary School with fewer than five cases among students with the classroom as the source of exposure; Lincoln Elementary School with fewer than fives cases among students and staff with the classroom as the source of exposure; and Wild Rose Elementary School with fewer than five cases among students and staff with the classroom as the source of exposure. Anderson Elementary School, which had appeared on the list for the previous two weeks, is no longer on it.

St. Patrick Catholic School in St. Charles remains on the list, with eight cases among students and staff with the classroom as the source of exposure.

IDPH updates the school outbreak list every Friday. IDPH considers a school outbreak as “multiple cases comprising at least 10% of students, teachers, or staff within a core group or at least three cases within a specified core group. A core group means only those individuals who were together during an exposure period.”

Other schools on the Dec. 3 list include Marmion Academy in Aurora, with fewer than five cases among students and staff with the classroom as the source of exposure; Hillcrest Elementary School in Elgin with fewer than five cases among students with the classroom as the source of exposure; Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Batavia with fewer than five cases among staff and students with the classroom as the source of exposure; Golfview Elementary School in Carpentersville with fewer than five students with the source of exposure not listed; Gary D. Wright Elementary School in Hampshire with six cases among staff and students with the classroom as the source of exposure; Elgin Math and Science Academy with fewer than five cases among students with the classroom as the source of exposure; St. Peter’s School in Geneva, with fewer than five cases among students with the classroom as the source of exposure; Louise White Elementary School in Batavia, with six cases with the classroom as the source exposure; and Cambridge Lakes Charter School in Pingree Grove with fewer than five cases among students with the classroom as the source of exposure.

According to the IDPH, the school outbreak data “includes entries elicited from cases opened within the previous 30 days from date of update.”

Youth COVID-19 cases saw a slight decrease in Kane County, with 359 new cases reported between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27, the latest data available. There were 387 new cases reported between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20, and 278 new cases reported between Nov. 7 and Nov. 13, according to IDPH data.