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More than 250 Chicago school employees tested positive for COVID-19 since March, new data show

 

September 18, 2020



At least 258 school district employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since March and eight have died — but it’s not clear how many of the cases stemmed from work on campuses.

Chicago’s teachers union released the numbers publicly Wednesday as part of an ongoing dispute with district leadership over which employees should return to buildings and when. According to the union, nearly half of the cases — 123 — were “actionable,” which means that they required the district to take some sort of operational pause or halt activity at the school. The numbers reflected cases reported through Sept. 9.

In a statement, district spokeswoman Emily Bolton said workplace transmission was unlikely to have caused most of the infections seen in district employees or contractors.

https://chicago.chalkbeat.org/2020/9/16/21440037/more-than-250-chicago-school-employees-tested-positive-for-covid-19-since-march-new-data-show

 

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