Austinville Elementary going virtual after RSV, Flu outbreaks
Published: Oct. 24, 2022 at 3:23 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2022 at 1:47 PM CDT
DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - An elementary school in Decatur will be closed for the rest of the week due to an illness outbreak.
Austinville Elementary School closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to a flu outbreak and RSV.
According to a release from Decatur City Schools, nearly 100 students are out sick and 17 were sent home today due to an illness. On top of that, almost 30 percent of staff at the school are out with fever and other symptoms.
In this absence, students will continue school virtually. A spokesperson for Decatur City Schools announced on Wednesday that the school will remain virtual for the remainder of the week. In-person learning will resume on Oct. 31.
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