The Chickasaw Early Learning Center is closed Thursday and Friday. It comes after several students contracted the flu.
School officials in the town of Chickasaw said more than 20 students returned home with a fever on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Now they are taking precautions to make sure it doesn’t spread.
The crews go into full cleaning mode. They disinfect the whole school from top to bottom and from wall to wall. The plan is to wipe down any areas that a child’s hand might have touched.
“We closed the early learning center for 2 days to thoroughly clean and disinfect all the small rooms the students play with to prevent further spreading these germs,” ââsaid Jodie Mcpherson, director of preschool and federal programs. .
School superintendent Dr Joe Walters said the school system has a protocol for these types of incidents, along with precautionary measures.
“With young people the only way to break this cycle is to pull them apart, of course they can’t keep their hands to themselves so we have to do that and then clean up of course, they literally use everything in the classroom and we have to clean it up, so that’s what they’re doing today, âDr. Walters explained.
Chairs, toys and even lockers are cleaned. The authorities do not want the virus to spread further.
A menu of the Alabama Department of Public Health website shows the impact of influenza across the country.
Alabama as a whole is one of a handful of states with high activity levels.
However, when you look at the state’s breakdown, Baldwin County is among the most reporting of the virus, while Mobile County is the only region in the state to report “no influenza activity. significant “.
With their closure, schools in the town of Chickasaw hope to help the region stay that way.
âWe haven’t seen a spike in the other schools,â McPherson said. “We are trying to prevent him from entering other schools by arresting him here.”
Chickasaw School officials say they haven’t seen many reports from other schools in the system.
Authorities are also encouraging parents to keep their children at home when symptoms start to appear.
School at the Chickasaw Early Learning Center is scheduled to resume Monday.
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