District to Implement ‘Adaptive Pause’ to Hybrid Instruction if County COVID Numbers Continue to Rise

AURORA – Indian Prairie School District 204 has announced it will be monitoring rising COVID numbers in DuPage County, which may affect the start of its move to hybrid learning.

The district will keep an eye on two DCHP metrics for the next three weeks. The first metric is if the county is designated at a “substantial community transmission level. The second metric is if the county’s weekly new case counts increase.

“If both of these metrics are reported for three consecutive weeks,” said IPSD superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley in a news release, “we will implement an adaptive pause in our transition to hybrid instruction.”

“If the same metrics are reported on the next two Mondays, we will put a pause in place starting November 2.”

On Tuesday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced COVID-19 resurgence mitigations for DuPage county and three other nearby counties. The day before, the DuPage County Health Department encouraged “school districts to move to 100 percent remote learning.”

For more information, visit ipsd.org.