Dozens of students at River Road Elementary absent due to sickness

Dozens of students at River Road Elementary absent due to sickness

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Several reports of the cold/flu virus symptoms have been reported at River Road Elementary school over the last two days.

According to the lead nurse, there are children who may be sick for various reasons at any school on any given day. An additional LPN was on duty on Thursday to assist as needed at River Road in the clinic.

Here are the stats for River Road Elementary on Tuesday, Feb. 14 as of 11:30 a.m.:

The school sent out a letter to parents stating:

Parents,

"Everyone should be mindful that germs exist everywhere in our community, not just at schools (work offices, malls, churches, restaurants)," The Muscogee County School District Director of Communications Valerie Fuller stated.

Parents and employees are reminded to use preventative measures to reduce or eliminate germs by using good hygiene including washing hands with soap and water, covering coughs, not sharing personal items) to help prevent the spread of germs.

Of course, parents and employees are encouraged to see their physician for any potential illness.

Click here for tips to prevent the spread of germs.

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