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Milwaukee school closes for remainder of week due to flu

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A local elementary school has canceled class for the rest of the week due to the flu.

Mother of Good Counsel School sent a release to parents on Tuesday that 30% of their students were out sick on Tuesday. The school says having 64 sick children and several ill faculty and staff members makes it difficult to “carry on with the business of ‘school.’”

The school says they spoke to the Milwaukee Health Department and Archdiocese of Milwaukee and made the decision to close school for the remainder of the week in order to disinfect the building.

The school tells parents that come Monday, February 12, should their children have symptoms to keep them home from school and consult your pediatrician.

"It's important to stay home from school until those fevers have completely subsided without the use of Tylenol and Ibuprofen in the very last days. Then an additional 24 hours from the last fever then you can go back to school or work," said Dr. Kevin Dahlman, Medical Director of Aurora Children's Health. 

According to the CDC, if your child is sick he/she may not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without having taken medication.

Classes will resume on Monday. If your child is experiencing flu-like symptoms like fatigue, fever and headaches, keep them home.See the full letter to parents below or by clicking here.

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