The Second Rise of COVID-19

Sana Muneer, Lenses Editor

Illinois health officials have announced that as of November 4, a record-breaking number of 7,538 new coronavirus cases have been reported. The total number of known cases in Illinois is currently 443,815 and the number of deaths is rising every day. 

According to the Chicago Department of Public Health, there has been a 57% increase in positive cases in the past three weeks, which has been the most cases since late May at the end of the first wave of COVID-19. 

Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced an end to indoor dining at restaurants and bars in some counties, including DuPage County. Also included in his guidelines is limiting groups of 25 or more people from congregating. 

Regardless of this, schools in Illinois and across the country are reopening. School districts across the area all face the same challenges in how to educate their students in the safest way possible. Yet, every school has a unique and different plan. Private schools have largely been in person since August. Yet public schools are across the board with some doing hybrid and some still all remote.

People of Illinois must wear masks and social distance during this time to stay safe.