Another local school will be closed for a day because of high incidents of the flu virus.

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This statement was released Wednesday afternoon by school board staff:

Due to a large number of families reporting student absences attributed to the flu and flu-like symptoms, Arthur Circle Elementary will be closed Thursday. The campus will reopen Friday. Approximately 90 students’ parents told school officials today that they believed their child had the flu.

Our custodial team will spend today and tomorrow undergoing extensive sanitation efforts to combat the spread of germs. It is of vital importance families do not allow students to return to school until they have been fever free for at minimum 24 hours. We also encourage parents to take this opportunity to clean all students’ personal items such as backpacks, jackets and lunchboxes.

Evangel Elementary school was forced to close for 2 days this week because of a high number of flu cases. That school reopens on Thursday after being disinfected by custodial staff.