Austinville elementary school closes due to flu outbreak

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) — Due to a flu outbreak, Austinville Elementary School will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

According to Decatur City Schools, AES had about 100 students sick at the start of Monday and ended up sending another 17 home by the end of the day.

They also say around 30% of AES staff are also absent with fever or other symptoms.

Students will be virtual on Tuesday and Wednesday. DCS will reassess the situation on Wednesday and decide on the next course of action.


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