Virus Outbreak At Marion County School
In Marion County, an elementary school in Silver Springs is undergoing a deep cleaning after an infection outbreak kept almost 300 students home from school last week.
East Marion Elementary School sent 50 students home sick and the rest stayed home on Friday. It is not yet known the specific kind of infection, but the school took the weekend to thoroughly clean using sanitizing foggers.
Parents are advised to keep sick students out of school until 24 hours after their symptoms end. The Health Department advises those in the area to regularly wash their hands.
The school plans to remain open on Monday.
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