The Bureau Valley Community Unit School District announced that a staff member at Bureau Valley High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Health department officials have indicated that the employee likely contracted the virus after last being on school grounds. As a result, school officials have been advised that employees and students are considered “low risk” for potentially being exposed to the virus from this employee. Due to health privacy laws, the identity of the employee will not be released.
According to the Bureau County Health Department, you should monitor yourself for any signs of illness (fever, cough, or shortness of breath). If you are experiencing any symptoms, you should contact your local health care provider.