ALGONQUIN – A third Jacobs High School student has tested positive for mumps, according to an email that Community Unit School District 300 Superintendent Fred Heid sent to parents.
The student has been out of school since May 14, so there is a minimal chance that other students were exposed during the time the student was contagious, Heid said.
All students are doing well and recovering, Heid said, and the illness seems to be limited to only the three students at Jacobs.
Any students who are not vaccinated are excused from attending school for the rest of the year, as the Kane County Health Department directed, Heid said.
Staff will work with the students to address any concerns in finishing remaining assignments or exams, Heid said.
“The health department confirmed that there is no concern or risk for anyone attending an event or being in a facility where the mumps has been confirmed,” Heid said in the email. “The mumps are not spread through casual contact with surfaces or a facility.”
For information on the disease, visit kanehealth.com/mumps.htm.
The district will continue to address the problem proactively, Heid said.