Four more New York City public schools and one private school will close for a week after an increase of reports of students with flu-like symptoms, city officials announced Monday.
The closings, effective Tuesday, bring the total number of schools closed to 17.
The four public schools, all in Queens, were closed for a week after a total of 103 students were documented with "influenza-like" illness, the city Department of Health and Department of Education said in a news release. Being shut down are Public Schools 19 in the Corona neighborhood, 32 in Flushing and 209, whose building also houses a school for students with disabilities, in Whitestone. Read full article »
CNN's Deb Brunswick contributed to this report