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WILL COUNTY, Ill. (WLS)– The Will County Health Department is renewing cautions about hosting parties or big events because they are very dangerous and cause the spread of COVID-19, after numerous participants of a private prom checked positive for the infection.
The health department stated contact tracers determined that several individuals who went to a personal high school prom kept in Northwest Indiana have now evaluated favorable for COVID-19.
“This is no time to be overconfident. No time to be arrogant. We are going to get ill again,” stated Steve Brandy of the Will County Health Department.
The Will County Health Department is now asking anyone who attended this private senior prom to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for signs of COVID-19.
“All we know was 270 trainees and chaperones from different high schools because Frankfort and Lincoln Way area that were there for a prom makeup party,” Brandy said.
Health officials say parents need to be more careful about permitting their kids to go to these large events.
“Be careful, wear your mask, observe social distancing, avoid large events,” stated Brandy.
When they get a call from a contact tracer, they likewise advised people to select up the phone.
Officials stated they identified almost 300 individuals, including high school trainees and chaperones, participated in the event.
“This is no time to be overconfident. No time to be arrogant. We are going to get ill again,” said Steve Brandy of the Will County Health Department.
They think the gathering included students from more than one high school in the location.
“Whatever it was, it was not a great idea getting that many people together. Not observing social distancing,” Brandy said.
Will and Kankakee counties comprise Illinois Health Region 7, and the positivity rate there has increased daily for the previous week.