About 100 students and eight staff members were out Friday, Ball said. Monday and Tuesday saw 93 and 98 student absences, respectively. Ball said 18 staff members called out sick Monday, and 16 were out Tuesday.
In a letter sent to parents, officials said the school is “working closely with the Rockdale County Health Department to determine the cause of illness and to put in place measures to reduce the spread of illness.”
Ball told Channel 2 Action News the county is following the health department’s suggestions to clean the building.
“(We are) just making sure that we are doing a thorough cleaning, going through all the classrooms, going through all the common spaces, and making sure we are using the right cleaning solutions for the right amount of time,” Ball told the news station.
The school plans to reopen Friday, but officials “ask that you continue to keep sick children home until they are free from vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours without medication,” the letter said.
In other news:
Earlier this month, police arrested a husband and wife in the largest fentanyl bust authorities have ever had in Cherokee County after a monthslong investigation