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Sickness May Force School Officials To Cancel Classes

Flu cases are on the rise in Kentucky, which means lots of kids are home from school and workers are home sick.

Wayne County and Corbin Independent schools canceled classes on Monday because so many students have been home sick.

School officials at Scott County say they may have to cancel classes later this week if student attendance continues to drop.

School nurse Janet Smith says there are now seven flu cases confirmed in the district.

Valerie Sewell with Scott County schools, says attendance has dropped about eleven percent since just last week. School officials could cancel classes if attendance drops to eighty five percent or lower.

Smith urges parents to keep sick students home, while cleaning crews are busy disinfecting schools hoping to wipe out the flu bug, soon.

So far, there are 54 confirmed cases of the flu across the state, according to the Cabinet For Health And Family Services. 10 of those cases are in Fayette County.

So far, Wayne County schools, Knox County Head Start and KCEOC-LCCDC Corbin Daycare are closed Tuesday. Corbin Daycare is also closed Wednesday.


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