OPRF students and parents to hold rally on Saturday after school cancel activities due to COVID outbreak – NBC Chicago
Students and parents at Oak Park River Forest High School are expected to hold a rally on Saturday, a day after the school announced that activities would be canceled during winter break due to a slight increase in cases of COVID-19.
The group is due to meet in front of the OPRF on Saturday at 4 p.m. to protest the latest decision.
In a letter to staff, students and families, OPRF Supt. Greg Johnson wrote that the school has registered 17 new cases of COVID-19 in the past seven days and has been in “close communication” with the Oak Park health department.
As of Saturday, all clubs, sports and extracurricular activities, including training and competitions through the OPRF, will be canceled during the school’s winter vacation.
“We understand that this announcement is disappointing and frustrating, especially as our winter extracurricular activities have only just begun. However, protecting the health and safety of our entire community is our top priority,” said Johnson in the letter.
Johnson wrote that the OPRF will work with health officials over the next two weeks to determine the way forward. More information should be available this weekend.