FWISD is going to close down all of their schools from 30th of April

April 30th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by GD  

The Fort Worth Independent School District(FWISD) has announced that they will be closing down all of their schools from the 30th of April, in the wake of Swine Flu threats. Earlier in the day on 29th April, the District had announced that they would close down McLean 6th Grade, South Hills Elementary, Westcliff Elementary and W.P. McLean Middle School until 11th of May. However, now the District has decided to close down all the schools. This decision matched with the decision of another educational institution, Cleburne Independent School District, which has also decided to close all of their schools.

Mrs. Lou Brewer, director of the Tarrant County Public Health Department, Dr. Sandra Parker, medical director of the Tarrant County Public Health Department and Superintendent Melody Johnson made a joint press conference where they mentioned that the health officials had confirmed one case of Swine Flu in the campus and three probable cases in different campuses.

The Fort Worth Independent School District is working very closely with the national and state level health agencies to keep a check on the spread of the highly infective disease, Swine flu. They have put up a list of all the measures that must be followed to ensure that they do not get easily infected. The common symptoms of Swine flu are similar to those of regular influenza but it is more harmful as the virus causing it is resistant to most of the older drugs.

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