Normally, school is a place where children are able to advance their education and learn to socialize with others. In numerous schools in New York City this is not all students receive. Thursday, May 21, New York City health department ordered thirty schools to close their doors due to the rising number of flu transmissions.
In addition to the large number of schools closed, a private school in the area decided to shut their doors as well. This school chose to follow safety precautions after several of their students exhibited flu-like symptoms.
The situation isn’t as severe as if may seem. There are several schools being reopened on May 22, five to be exact. The New York health department has not specified if these illnesses are in fact swine flu, but they aren’t taking any chances. Hopefully, the sickness will subside so students can get the education they deserve.