Hainesport school to reopen Wed.

May 5, 2009 12:52:52 PM PDT
After being closed for two days because of swine flu concerns, the Hainesport Township School will reopen Wednesday, May 6th.Burlington County health officials announced Tuesday that two students with flu-like symptoms were negative for the H1N1 virus.

The school was closed pending those test results.

"We thank the parents and officials for their understanding that the health and safety of the children is our first concern. We will continue to monitor illnesses and absentee rates in the schools," said Public Health Officer Robert Gogats in a statement.

Parents are being notified by phone tree of the results and school reopening Wednesday.

The CDC and health departments have been advising people to stay home if they are sick.

Students with a fever and respiratory symptoms such as sore throat or cough must remain at home for at least seven days from the onset of their symptoms and 24 hours after their symptoms resolve.

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