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Parker Jr. High shifts to remote learning after ‘large number’ of students, staff test positive for COVID-19

Parker Junior High School shifted to remote learning starting Thursday, Dec. 16, after Flossmoor School District 161 said a “large number” of students and staff tested positive for COVID-19 in results from this week’s SHIELD testing.

Superintendent Dana Smith notified parents on Wednesday, Dec. 15, in a letter that noted District 161 has been in contact with the Cook County Department of Public Health, which verified the accuracy of the test results directly with SHIELD.

No specific numbers directly related to the latest round of SHIELD testing at Parker were immediately provided by the district. The last COVID . . .

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