Rich Township HS District 227 COVID cases send kids to remote learning for 2 weeks

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (WLS) -- No school for the next two weeks in Rich Township High School District 227 - at least not in the classroom.

The district sent a letter to parents Thursday night notifying them that two or more people at Rich Township High School have tested positive for COVID. Through contact tracing, the school said they have been able to identify and monitor those who had close contact with those cases and they have been notified.

However, following guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the school district decided to suspend in-person learning and all activities from Friday, Oct. 1 to Thursday, Oct. 14.

The district has campuses in Olympia Fields and Richton Park. The schools will be closed on Friday to allow teachers to prepare for remote learning, which will begin Monday, Oct. 4.

Full in-person learning will resume on Monday, Oct. 18.
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