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JUST IN: Influenza forces Lago Vista to cancel the school for the rest of the week – News – Austin American-Statesman



The Lago Vista School District has canceled classes for the remainder of the week due to rising numbers District officials announced Wednesday.

The district did not say how many students had fallen ill, which led to the cancellation.

"This closure will help reduce the spread of the influenza virus by ensuring that the infected are affected to stay home," the district said in a letter to parents.

Custodian staff are spending additional hours sanitizing the four districts of northwest Travis County and its buses, the district says.

All activities around the school, including those taking place in the evening, will continue at the discretion of the sponsor of the activity, officials said. The two days do not have to be made up, the district said.

Also on Wednesday, 230 students from the Bailey Middle School in Austin lacked flu or flu-like symptoms, officials from the Austin district said. That number had risen from 1

75 on Tuesday, they said. There are no plans to close the campus because the students involved account for less than a quarter of the population, officials said.

Last week, the McDade district in Bastrop County also canceled 40 of its 377 students for two days because of the flu.


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