West Leyden Has A Staff Member Test Positive for COVID-19


In the interests of avoiding misinformation and the circulation of rumors that are bigger than the facts you will find the latest communication from Dr. Polyak as to a positive test for COVID -19 at West Leyden High School (Northlake, Illinois) in Leyden High School District 212

 

 

Dear Leyden Community,
Earlier today, we were notified that a staff member at West Leyden High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving that information, I immediately contacted the Illinois Department of Public Health as well as the Cook County Health Department for their guidance. The well-being of our school community is always our number one priority.
The vast majority of the school and the district is considered at “low risk” for being potentially exposed to the virus. Those individual students or staff members who we believe were in close contact with the staff member are receiving an additional communication identifying them as a “medium risk” for exposure.
According to the Cook County Health Department, you should monitor yourself for any signs of illness until Friday, March 27, 2020, which is 14 days from the most recent possible contact with this individual. If you are experiencing any symptoms, you should contact your local health care provider.
Thank You,
Dr. Nick Polyak
Superintendent

 

There is some concern that in light of the information distributed by Dr. Polyak, that the Principal at East Leyden sent out an email earlier in the day that they had no information of anyone testing positive in the Leyden School District, that not all of the administrators are on the same page.   Clearly, the District needs only “one voice” to avoid this type of discrepancy being repeated.

I wish to express my sympathy and concern for the individual and their family in this trying time.

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