NEW: 54 CACC Students and 1 Teacher quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure; In-person learning continues

Capital Area Career Center, located at 2201 Toronto Rd

Springfield, Illinois – Springfield Leaks can confirm that there is currently 54 Capital Area Career Center students and 1 teacher on quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19.

The school, which provided us a transparent update, tells us that their high school program has 880 juniors and seniors from 23 different high schools, as well as 109 Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) adult students through the Capital Area School of Practical Nursing (CASPN) and 62 employees. As of today, November 13, 2020 there is approximately 150 high school students who are fully remote.

Although 150 students are fully remote, there is approximately 730 students who are attending in-person learning based off of the school’s hybrid model.

According to the school’s hybrid model, there is a morning and afternoon session. On Monday’s, all students, including hybrid students, are to join their classes remotely. On Tuesdays through Friday, Remote only students will join their class remotely and Hybrid students will be in-person learning.

We asked Jodi Ferriell, the Director of CACC, if the school will be going back to full remote learning? She tells us that they follow the directive of the CACC Executive Council Board and the CACC Board of control. “It’s up to our boards, and we follow the directive of the Sangamon County Department of Public Health and they have been leaving it up to local control.”

According to Jeff Wilhite, the spokesperson with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, he told us this afternoon that Contact tracers are currently investigating.

At this time, it is unknown if the CACC Boards are considering reverting back to full remote learning.

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