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The Unit 5 District Office was closed Monday, August 31 for a deep cleaning before reopening on Tuesday.
Unit 5 Executive Cabinet member tests positive for COVID-19; District officials quarantined
Charlotte Calmes, Co-Editor-in-Chief • September 1, 2020
A member of the Unit 5 Superintendent's Executive Cabinet tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, August 29, according to Director of Communications and Community Relations Dayna Brown.

In response to the positive test, multiple Unit 5 Cabinet members -- including Superintendent Dr. Kristen Weikle -- are quarantining; the next School Board meeting has been postponed; and the Unit Office was closed Monday.

The Unit Office reopened Tuesday after "deep cleaning," with the quarantined staff members working remotely through September 10. All other District Office employees were expected to return to work Tuesday.

Although Board of Education members and other Unit 5 employees were "careful in the Unit Office and masked when together," Brown shared this information in an email to Unit 5
Unit 5 announces Return to School plan
Unit 5 announces Return to School plan
Charlotte Calmes, Co-Editor-in-Chief • July 21, 2020
The proposed new mascot for the University of Illinois, the Belted Kingfisher, was endorsed in a landslide vote Sept. 21.
U of I Academic Senate endorses new mascot
Jonah Kramer, Staff Writer • September 28, 2020
The University of Illinois Academic Senate is urging school officials to adopt a new official mascot, passing a resolution endorsing the Belted Kingfisher -- a blue and orange bird native to Illinois -- 105-2 on September 21.

After Monday’s vote, U of I spokeswoman Robin Kaler said there was 
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