11.16.2020 Positive COVID Notification

11.16.2020 Positive COVID Notification

November 16, 2020 

Dear Butler D53 Parents and Staff,

The purpose of this letter is to notify our school community of a positive case of COVID-19 at Brook Forest Elementary. Prior to and since receiving the notification, our district has followed all protocols to ensure our campus remains safe, including collaboration with the DuPage County Health Department, and following IDPH and CDC guidelines.

The individual was last in Brook Forest Elementary on November 10, 2020 and became symptomatic that evening. The individual received a positive result November 14, and notified the school district.

In following local health agency protocols, and following their guidance, the district thoroughly assessed the circumstances and identified that there was “close contact” with the positive individual while in school during their infectious period, which began November 8th. The district notified the individual(s) that was confirmed to be in “close contact”. The Illinois Department of Public Health defines "close contact" as any individual who is within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for 15 minutes or longer, even while wearing a mask.

The district progress monitors weekly in an effort to ensure compliance with local health department guidelines and protocols. Beyond All Limits, we continue to recommit to the established standards to ensure our schools remain safe, secure, and healthy.


Dr. Paul O’Malley
Superintendent of Schools