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After Classes Cancelled For Illness, Berea Community School Deep Cleans

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - As the flu and other illness hit the Bluegrass, Berea Community Schools were closed Thursday and Friday.

Attendance fell to 87 percent Wednesday. 140 students out of 1,101 were absent. Several illnesses have been cycling through the school and to prevent further sickness, the school elected to shut its doors, allowing students a 4-day weekend in order to feel better.

"We hope to prevent further exposure to illness, and allow healing time for those that are ill," read a post on the school's Facebook page.

Cleaning crews were out at the school Thursday, disinfecting desks and bathrooms. 

Other nearby schools are also seeing decreased attendance, but none have called off classes. If your child has a high fever or any other contagious symptoms, you should keep them home. 

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