Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced at his daily press conference that the stay-at-home order will be extended through May 31 due to concerns of the spread of COVID-19. The previous end date was originally April 30 but was pushed back because of how quickly COVID-19 could spread.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on April 17 that all schools in Illinois will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the spread of COVID-19. The announcement was made during his daily coronavirus press conference.
Both prom and graduation had to be postponed after the Illinois Stay at Home Order was extended to April 30. This also follows an email from Oswego High School principal Mr. Mike Wayne on April 3 in which he promised to reschedule events that help to define a senior year.
These emails come after Governor JB Pritzker extended the Stay at Home order on March 31 through the end of April. As a result, all school buildings will have to remain closed until April 30. Many events, including spring sports and prom were slated to take place over the next month, but the closure of schools has forced their cancelations.
In a precautionary measure against COVID-19, an email sent to both students and parents Friday afternoon stated that Oswego School District 308 students will not be in attendance March 16-20. Spring break will still be observed March 23-27.