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Another school district closes, prepares to disinfect amid high flu cases

Posted at 5:28 PM, Feb 06, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Another Coastal Bend school district is closing its doors for the rest of the week due to the recent rise in flu cases. This comes just days after Banquete ISD closed its doors on Wednesday.

San Diego Independent School District is closing the doors to all its campuses this Friday; all due to the flu.

The superintendent of San Diego ISD said two weeks ago the district had about 21 students come to school with flu-like symptoms. This week, that number has decreased, but he said the district would rather be proactive than reactive.

“We want to make sure that we offer a healthy and safe clean environment to our students,” said Dr. Rodrigo Pena, superintendent.

Pena says although the number of sick students has decreased in the past few days, he wants to avoid having to shut down for an extended amount of time due to a larger outbreak.

Just Tuesday, Banquete ISD announced they would be closing their schools for three days because of the large number of students out with the flu.

“The numbers have been decreasing and we decided that it’s time to take an additional day to continue cleaning out our campuses,” said Pena. “To make sure we provide a healthy environment to our students.”

Although there won't be students at school tomorrow, Pena says there will be staff.

Maintenance crews will be deep cleaning all the campuses, ensuring they're disinfected and ready to be reopened Monday morning.

“We want to prevent our students getting sick,” said Pena.