A testing site will be temporarily set up at Lake Zurich High School on Sunday after multiple athletes at a sports camp tested positive for COVID-19.
Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 sent a letter to all athletic camp participants on Tuesday warning of the outbreak.
“On Monday of this week, our sports camps began at the high school. As previously communicated, after the completion of camp on Monday, multiple student athletes were tested and self-reported positive results for COVID-19,” district administrators said in a letter.
“In addition, other student athletes did not pass the temperature/health screener to enter camp, indicated illness following participation in one of the camps, and others were in close contact with students who have tested positive for COVID-19,” the letter said.
All athletic camps, including football, poms and baseball, have been suspended at the school for the rest of the week. The camps will be closed until health officials have an opportunity to fully investigate and conduct contact tracing.
“After careful review of all of the information collected, including the possibility of student athletes participating in large gatherings outside of the district’s sport camps, a larger circle of potential contacts with exposed individuals has been identified,” the administrators added.
The Illinois Department of Public Health and Lake County Health Department have asked all student-athletes who participated in the camps to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The Lake County Health Department announced on Friday that a mobile COVID-19 testing site will be stationed at the high school on Sunday.
The testing site will be run and managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Testing will be free and anyone, even those who are not a student or staff member of the high school, can get tested.
A phone number and name are required in order to receive testing results. Photo identification and proof of insurance are helpful, but not required, health officials said.
“Time is of the essence. We are recommending that any Lake Zurich community members who may have been exposed, regardless of age, get tested,” said Dr. Sana Ahmed, Medical Epidemiologist at the Lake County Health Department.
The mobile testing site will be located at Lake Zurich High School’s Performing Arts Center parking lot, 300 Church Street. It will be open on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The testing site will return on Sunday, July 19 to provide additional testing. Results are provided by phone in 4 to 7 days.
The site will include drive-thru testing and walk-up testing.