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Vienna Head Start temporarily closes due to COVID-19

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VIENNA (WSIL) -- Southern Seven Head Start reports that it has temporarily closed its Vienna Head Start Early Learning Center following one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the facility

The center closed for remote learning beginning Monday, April 19. Classes will resume in person on April 26.

According to Head Start officials, the closure is a precautionary measure to provide time for cleaning and disinfecting of the facility, and for health department officials to gain a better understanding of the impact to the center.

Southern Seven Health Department has already begun contact tracing to identify those who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

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Kenzie Dillow is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at News 3 WSIL. She joined the team in 2016 as a video editor, moved into a Producer role in 2017 and took over the SMDCM position in 2021. Kenzie graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Sports Broadcasting and a minor in Advertising.

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