Barrington 220 weekly COVID-19 update
December 7, 2020

Dear Barrington 220 Community:

Between now and the start of winter break on Wednesday, Dec. 23, the district will continue to follow its established five metrics, which means students will continue learning from home until the data shows it is safe to return to the Hybrid mode. The district understands the importance of getting students back into our school buildings as soon as possible. As more public health data related to schools becomes available it will be considered.  

When viewing the Northwestern Medicine dashboard this week, the number of new cases (Metric #1) per 100,000 persons for each of our zip codes continues to exceed our Step 3 (Hybrid) threshold of 200. In addition, our positivity rate (Metric #2) continues to exceed the Step 3 (Hybrid) threshold of 9.99% in all but one zip code. Here are the latest numbers as of 12/7/2020:
New Cases

  • 60010: 658.2
  • 60021: 557.6
  • 60110:1086.8
  • 60192: 666.5
  • Total Average: 813.1
Positivity Rates

  • 60010: 9.09%
  • 60021: 13.27%
  • 60110: 19.35%
  • 60192: 11.76%
  • Total Average: 13.03%
Upcoming Board of Education meeting
The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7pm. Due to restrictions that limit gatherings to 10 people, the meeting will be held virtually. School Board members and district leaders will be discussing how to proceed with the 20-21 school year beyond winter break, however there will be no formal vote taken at this meeting. 

The meeting will be live streamed on the Board's YouTube channel. If you wish to make public comment it can be made in one of two ways:

  • Submit your comments via email by sending them to Recording Secretary Jeanine Stark at jstark@barrington220.org. Please use the subject line “Public Comment.”

  • Between now and 4:00pm on Tuesday, Dec. 15 you can leave a voicemail at 847-842-3576. This will be played during the public comment portion of the Dec. 15 Board meeting.