Small Town In Illinois Holds ‘Mini Prom,’ Coronavirus Ensues
If you think you know better than science here's further proof disputing your claims.
For months, we have known that large gatherings of people could be the setting for a coronavirus outbreak.
Everything was shut down, sporting events, concerts, movie theaters, and yes, even proms.
My heart goes out to the seniors that didn't get a proper prom in 2020, but looking back it was for the best.
It was a good idea then, and unfortunately, still is.
Because in Mount Caramel, located in tiny Wabash County, some 5 and 1/2 hours from Rockford, a "mini prom" is turning into a big issue.
If you attended a 'mini-prom' at the Anderson Building in Mount Carmel, IL on August 4, 2020 you could have been exposed to multiple confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
Not sure what a "mini-prom" is but it sounds like something that wasn't probably sanctioned by any school.
Five positive cases have been linked to the event and 40 close contacts have been identified.
Those results, while on a smaller scale, are a sad reminder of our current reality. It's the thing that I can't seem to wrap my head around. Why? Why hold something like this, a big or "mini" gathering of any kind? Let's hold on and wait it out. There will be plenty of time to dance in the future.
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