Almost 5,500 Chicago students and staff have been potentially exposed to the coronavirus in the first two weeks of school.
A Chicago Public Schools (CPS) official on Tuesday told leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union that 5,665 students and 98 staff members were told to quarantine as of Sept. 11 due to exposure to the virus, The Chicago Tribune reported .
The data published by CPS says there have been 155 students and 90 adults with confirmed cases of the coronavirus from Aug. 29 to Sept. 11.
"The district is in the process of ramping up to provide COVID-19 testing of staff and students with signed consent to 100 percent of schools on a weekly basis. We are currently on target to test at 170 schools this week with full implementation by the end of the month," CPS said in a statement. "
"We are working diligently to expand testing capacity and, in the meantime, encourage all students and staff members to opt-in to the testing program," it added.
Testing is only mandatory for unvaccinated staff and unvaccinated student-athletes during their sport's season, according to the local report.
There have been 9,400 students and 6,200 staff members who voluntarily agreed to undergo the COVID-19 testing, with a total of 2,192 tests administered with 105 of the tests invalid, according to the data.
CPS is only currently testing at 170 schools despite the district having more than 500 schools under its jurisdiction.
The exposure of the coronavirus to students is not only a problem in Chicago as thousands of students in multiple states have had to quarantine after returning to school due to the pandemic.
Schools are trying their hardest to stay open for in-person learning but some have transitioned partially online due to the increase in delta variant cases.
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