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Eastern Hancock schools close again amid flu outbreak

Eastern Hancock Schools are closed for a second day in a row because of concerns over an outbreak of the flu among students, teachers, and staff.


Classes were last held Tuesday where Superintendent David Pfaff says about 25-percent of the students at the high school were called in sick.


Bryan Weiss is a parent of an Eastern Hancock student and he says he's glad the school district is being "proactive" with efforts to keep others from getting sick. Weiss said he's also glad the closures did not have to do with the coronavirus.


The following message was placed on the Eastern Hancock Facebook page Wednesday afternoon:


Good afternoon Eastern Hancock Parents,


Due to student and staff illness concerns, Eastern Hancock will cancel classes tomorrow, Thursday, March 5 and have an eLearning day for all students. We are continuing our cleaning measures in the schools and buses and believe an extra day for students to stay home will prove beneficial.


All events for tomorrow (Thursday) are cancelled. More information will follow.