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Two New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Chicago Schools

Two coronavirus cases were confirmed Sunday at Chicago Public Schools, one coming at a South Side elementary school and another at a Southwest Side charter, the day after Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all Illinois schools closed starting Tuesday.

The one at the kindergarten through eighth grade elementary school, district-run Sheridan Math and Science Academy in Bridgeport, was announced in an email to all CPS families Sunday evening. The district wouldn’t say whether it was a student or a staff member who came down with the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Sheridan, which CPS said will be closed Monday, a day early, is a magnet school that serves 549 students, nearly half of whom come from low-income families. Anyone who was in the building since March 9 was asked to quarantine at home until March 23.

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