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Braggs schools closed Monday due to illness

Posted at 5:30 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 06:30:15-05

BRAGGS, Okla. — Braggs schools in Muskogee County are closed Monday after a third of its students called out sick last week from the flu.

School officials in Braggs say classes have only been canceled today, and school will reopen Tuesday to allow students and teachers who are sick to get well.

Meanwhile, schools across the area, like Tulsa's Key Elementary, are taking steps to reduce the flu.

The district's janitors are disinfecting classrooms and common areas by scrubbing desks and tables.

The same thing is happening in Braggs.

That district has 157 students in K-12, and last Thursday 47 were out sick.

That's nearly a third of all students.

The superintendent said some of the students have confirmed flu cases, but many kids are out with other illnesses.

It's important to remind you, it's not too late to get a flu shot and make sure your kids are vaccinated.

Most county health departments in Green Country offer no-cost flu shots.

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