Marian Central Catholic, Lake in the Hills elementary school report COVID-19 outbreaks
Two more McHenry County schools have reported COVID-19 outbreaks, according to data released by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Marian Central Catholic High School reported an outbreak related to sports on Oct. 20 involving fewer than five students, according to data release Tuesday. Martin Elementary School in Lake in the Hills, part of Huntley School District 158, reported two outbreaks in the last week to the IDPH, one on Oct. 20 and a second on Monday.
Each outbreak at Martin involved fewer than five students and traced back to classroom spread. The school had six cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to District 158's dashboard. Martin now has seen three outbreaks of COVID-19 this school year, with first coming on Aug. 23.
Representatives from District 158 and Marian Central could not be reached for comment when the data was released on Tuesday.
The IDPH also shared updated information on two previously reported outbreaks at McHenry County schools. An outbreak at Greenwood Elementary School on Sept. 14 involves less than five students and staff members and the source of spread was on the bus. An outbreak at Heineman Middle School in Algonquin that was reported on Sept. 28 has now increased to eight students involved.
Other outbreaks reported within the last 30 days include Edgebrook Elementary School in McHenry, Mackeben Elementary in Algonquin, Marengo Community High School and Woods Creek Elementary School in Crystal Lake, according to the IDPH.
Last week IDPH updated their definition of a COVID-19 outbreak, increasing the number of people involved in the outbreak to three people from two.