Just days after the Oak Park Health Department unveiled new COVID-19 guidance for schools following an increase in cases, one village school district’s board announced its own actions to help reduce the spread of the virus.

In an emergency meeting Friday, Elementary School District 97 voted to require masks on field trips and for those who attend indoor events inside school buildings, including graduation ceremonies. Schools will also try to move indoor activities outside as much as possible.

“Right now our status is at medium, but I remember when we were at low, so clearly our status is increasing, and before we get to high, where we have to take stronger measures, not just in schools, but in the entire village, said Venus Hurd Johnson, referring to the three…

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