Flu, flu-like illnesses close Werner Park Academy

Flu, flu-like illnesses close Werner Park Academy
Louisiana's health department will continue to offer free flu vaccines at parish health units until Feb. 12. The vaccination is available to anyone who has not yet received one this flu season. (KSLA News 12
Louisiana's health department will continue to offer free flu vaccines at parish health units until Feb. 12. The vaccination is available to anyone who has not yet received one this flu season. (KSLA News 12

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport elementary school will be closed Wednesday due to illness.

There will be no classes that day at Werner Park Academy, 2715 Corbitt St.

A large number of families are reporting student absences attributed to the flu and flu-like symptoms, Caddo School District spokeswoman Mary Wood said.

"As in previous cases, our custodial team will continue sanitation efforts, which include this campus, in an effort to combat the spread of germs," she added.

"It is of vital importance that families do not allow students to return to school until they have been fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours."

School District officials also encourage Werner Park students' parents to take this opportunity to clean their children's backpacks, jackets, lunchboxes and other personal items.

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