CLINTON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) –
A New Jersey campus is closed Monday because of a large number of bustling students with respiratory / flu-like symptoms and gastrointestinal disease.
Michele Cone, head of the Clinton Township School District in Huntington County, says too many students have had illnesses over the past few days, which has made the decision to close all schools so they can be cleansed and disinfected . of student absences due to respiratory / influenza and gastrointestinal diseases, "Cone wrote in a letter to parents. "Unfortunately, we also experience a large number of pupils sent to school before fully recovering, putting themselves and others at risk … Although the New York State Health Department does not recommend closure, we feel that this step is in
Schools were also closed on Friday.
Another consideration is the impact on learning caused by this high degree of absence, "Conus writes. In order to allow our students to recover and limit exposure to disease, as well as deep cleansing and disinfection, we made a decision to close all district schools. "
All activities after school have also been postponed and will be postponed
" We can not emphasize the importance of "Everyone with fever should be free of fever without using medication to reduce the temperature, for 24 hours. Disease spreading through exposure has become a major concern for both students and staff. "
The schools are expected to reopen on Tuesday
" We understand the difficulties that can arise in childcare and work, but it is imperative that we limit contact with the children who have become ill, "Conus writes. . " We deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation to keep our children and staff safe and healthy. "
* More news from New Jersey
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for new Newsletters
* Follow us on YouTube
All rights reserved.