PALOS HEIGHTS, IL — Chicago Christian High School is calling a remote learning day for students for Monday, Aug. 31, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Parents received a text Sunday informing them of the development.
According to the text message, on Thursday evening, the high school learn3ed that a staff member had been in close contact outside the school community who had tested positive for COVID-19. A test was arranged for the staff member. School officials found out late Saturday evening that the test came back positive.
The staff member is in quarantine. The school is taking steps to clean the affected area and waiting for further guidance from the Cook County Department of Public Health. Students returned to school on Aug. 24.
Chicago Christian High School, 12100 S. Oak Park Ave., Palos Heights, is one of three campuses maintained by Southwest Chicago Christian School Association, with campuses for grades Pre-K in Tinley Park, and an elementary school for grades PreK-8 in Oak Lawn. The school system is rooted in the Reformed Christian faith.
School officials could not immediately be reached for comment.