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COVID-19 outbreaks in Illinois schools triple since last week, but some take issue with the state’s new definition of an outbreak

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“When outbreaks happen in school, they often start outside of school because of activities that families are engaged in that pose some risk for contracting COVID,” said Carnethon, with Northwestern. “The fear and concern that will naturally arise when a school is labeled as having an outbreak and may have to shut down in whole or part could result in some positives. Namely, experiencing an outbreak should serve as a reminder to families about their responsibilities outside of school in keeping the community and our schoolchildren safe.”

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