Loyola Academy cancels classes for second day after coronavirus exposure

Loyola Academy in Wilmette will be closed for a second day Tuesday after administrators learned a student had come in contact with a coronavirus patient.

The 2,000 students will be given online assignments as the building goes through a deep clean, the school said on its website.

Classes were initially canceled Monday after the parent of a Loyola Academy student emailed a school nurse and a counselor to say their family had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, the school said.

The student and family are under a 14-day quarantine, but are not exhibiting symptoms, officials said.

State and local officials announced Monday that Illinois now has 11 coronavirus patients. Two of the four latest cases, all in Chicago, are family members of an aide at Vaughn Occupational High School in Chicago, which will be closed all week.

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