Alderperson to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure


First ward alderperson Carolyn Morris speaks to students Wednesday at the Holmes Student Center, OASIS Commons, about getting involved with local government.

Kierra Frazier, Senior Reporter

DeKALB — First Ward Alderperson Carolyn Morris announced at Monday’s city council meeting that she’ll be quarantining for 24 days after a family member tested positive for COVID-19. 

“I will share that we had a family member test positive for COVID-19 and as a result, are observing a family 24-day quarantine because that was what the public health department recommended because we were not able to keep that child absolutely isolated from the rest of the family,” Morris said. 

Morris cautioned parents in the community at the end of the meeting who are considering going out and trick-or-treat this year because of the risks it brings in relation to the pandemic.