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Ogden Elementary School remains open after parent tests positive for coronavirus

The parent, who got the virus abroad, didn’t enter campus or any other CPS school, officials said in an email to parents.

Ogden East Elementary School will remain open after a parent tested positive for coronavirus, officials said.
Ogden East Elementary School will remain open after a parent tested positive for coronavirus, officials said.
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A parent at Ogden Elementary School tested positive for coronavirus, but it will remain open.

The parent contracted the virus during a trip abroad but didn’t go to any Chicago Public School, according to an email sent Tuesday to parents and students at Ogden's east campus, which serves the school's kindergarten through 4th grades.

The Chicago Department of Public Health isn’t recommending the school be closed, the email said.

“This situation would be classified as a secondary exposure for the students and staff at Ogden-Jenner, and it’s important to note that exposure to COVID-19 does not necessarily mean transmission,” the email said.

The family members of the parent are under self-quarantine for 14 days, the email said.

Ogden is one of CPS' most prestigious schools, offering a full International Baccalaureate program to its more than 1,100 students.

Contributing: Lauren FitzPatrick