H1N1 Virus Reported in Franklin County Schools

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There are more confirmed cases today of the H1N1 virus in Kentucky schools. Franklin County Schools announced two cases at two elementary schools.

A letter went out to parents of students at both Hearn and Peaks Mill Elementary School today to let them know there are two cases of the H1N1 virus, and that steps are being taken to make sure their students are safe.

The school system was notified yesterday that two students have had the H1N1 virus within the last week.

Wayne Dominick, the Communications Coordinator of the school system says in order to keep the virus from hitting other students they've taken precautions.

This includes having students wash their hands and use hand sanitizer, opening windows to air out the classrooms, encouraging students to avoid direct contact, and they'll soon be moving some desks apart to give students more distance from one another.

They say school bus drivers are also disinfecting the buses in between runs.

As for the two students who had the H1N1 virus, the one a Peaks Mill Elementary is fine and has now returned to school. The student at Hearn Elementary is still recovering at home.

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