Mercer County Schools releases statement on attendance update for March

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – Due to the incidences of flu-like viruses continuing to spread across Mercer County, it is important that we continue to be diligent in our observation of children and continue to take steps to slow or stop the spread of respiratory infections.

As a result, Mercer County Schools will continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC on flu or flu-like illnesses. If a student becomes ill, we will take the student to an isolated area separated from the other children and contact the parents and or guardians. Additionally, we will continue to work with children to encourage frequent hand washing.

Finally, we encourage all parents/guardians to keep their child/children at home if they exhibit flu-like symptoms.

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