The district was down to 92% on Wednesday which caused some concern for the district, but the numbers had gone up to 93% on both Thursday and Friday. Salem Elementary was the hardest hit by illness with the percentage getting down 88% by mid-week. According to Superintendent Michael Ford the school district usually starts to consider taking off because of illness when the numbers district wide gets below 90%.
Schools throughout the state have been closing due to the large numbers of students absent. Both Wayne and Taylor County were out by the end of the week because of the large number of students sick and missing school and being sent home from school.
According to local and state medical officials, the flu is showing no signs of slowing down at this time with no decline in the number of patients being seen locally and across the state by medical professionals.