Copiah Academy closed Friday due to widespread illnesses - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Copiah Academy closed Friday due to widespread illnesses

Source: WLBT archives Source: WLBT archives
COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Copiah Academy closed Friday due to high numbers of students dealing with illness.

Headmaster Paul Hayles says there was a combination of a virus, strep, and flu going around, all having similar symptoms.

There were 187 students out sick when they decided to have an early dismissal Thursday.

While the school was closed Friday, they sprayed and disinfected the buildings.

When students returned Monday, the school reported just 56 kids out sick.

Hayles says they are still dealing with the flu and using hand sanitizer and disinfectant frequently.

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