Updated: March 30, 2020
On the evening of Sunday, March 29, 2020, District 201 was notified that an employee in our transportation department tested positive for COVID-19. This employee was assigned to a Belleville East bus route to deliver approximately 15 meals per day. The employee only drove the bus and had no physical contact with nor involvement in preparing or distributing the meals. The St. Clair County Health Department advised the district to notify an employee that had close contact with the employee testing positive.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are in the process of notifying those families who may have received a lunch from this bus. Most families have been notified. Based on the information known and guidance from the CDC, a student who may have received the lunches from this bus has been determined to be a low risk exposure. Per CDC guidelines we are advising these families to self-monitor by taking their temperature twice a day and remain alert for respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, sore throat) until (14 days after March 29).
The safety and health of our employees, students and families is our most critical priority at this time. We encourage each of you to follow and adhere to the Governor’s stay at home order and practice social distancing.