Two people in Dunlap School District 323 test positive for COVID-19

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DUNLAP, Ill. (WMBD) — At least two confirmed cases of COVID-19 emerged out of Dunlap Community Unit School District 323 Friday.

One individual at Dunlap Grade School (DGS) has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Friday. Not long after, officials confirmed a positive case at Ridgeview Elementary School (RES).

Unit 323 families were sent a letter from Acting Principal Stefanie Pitzer saying neither classrooms nor the school will be closing as a result of the positive case.

“I understand that it may be frustrating not knowing more details about the situation, however, we are bound to confidentiality for individual health situations,” Pitzer said.

Just to be clear, we are not closing any classrooms or the school. I am confident that all proper disinfecting measures outlined in the letter are being followed and that our students remain safe. Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.”

The school district is coordinating with the Peoria County Public Health Department to monitor the person and begin contact tracing protocols. The individuals have been asked to stay home and self-isolate.

The school district is also getting a deep-cleaning and disinfection to combat the potential spread of the virus.

The letters can be viewed below:

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