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Cold and flu absences at Bay Village elementary school prompt closure

District bringing in crews to sanitize building
Posted at 12:57 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 13:00:55-05

BAY VILLAGE — Cold and flu season has hit a Bay Village elementary school so hard this season that school officials have decided to close the school for the remainder of the week due to a higher than normal amount of absences.

According to an alert published on the Bay Village City School District's website, "due to significantly higher than normal rates of student absences at Westerly Elementary School, we will close Westerly Elementary ONLY for the two remaining school days this week."

Westerly Elementary School is the only facility in the district that will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

While closed, the school district said that it plans to bring in a professional cleaning company to clean and sanitize the building. The closure will also allow students to catch up on work if they have fallen behind.

Click here for information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding cold and flu season.

The school also posted a link for parents on how to protect children during cold and flu season.