SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County Schools have canceled classes for the rest of the week due to an increase in illness in the region.
On Wednesday, November 2, Magoffin County Schools Superintendent Chris Meadows sent out a One Call to families in the school district, noting that school would be canceled for Thursday and Friday this week due to illness.
With the already-planned break of no school for Monday and Tuesday next week for the election, classes will not be back in session until Wednesday, November 9.
Schools, medical offices and hospitals in the region have noted a sharp increase in cases of the flu, RSV and other rhinoviruses recently, with not only an increase in cases, but also an increase in the severity of cases, with pediatric hospitalizations on the rise.
This is also a good time to remind parents to use this break as an opportunity to wash and sanitize their children’s backpacks, coats, shoes and other daily-used items before returning to school next week to help avoid the further spread of these viruses.
This is notably one of the earliest non-COVID-related breaks from school due to illness in recent history, with the flu usually spiking in January and February.