Evanston/Skokie School District 65 reported today that COVID-19 exposures among students and staff declined slightly this week to 45 from the 52 reported a week ago.

The district’s case counts include both new COVID positive cases among students and staff as well as students and staff who are in quarantine because either they or someone they were in close contact with either exhibited COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive for the disease.

The highest number of persons affected this week was 19 at Dawes Elementary School School, followed by 14 at Nichols Middle School.

Evanston Township High School reported nine exposures this week, one new student case and eight students in quarantine. That was unchanged from last week.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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