New York City closing three schools to deal with big flu outbreak
DAILY NEWS STAFF
New York City has closed three schools to deal with another swine flu outbreak.
An official familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the decision affects three public schools in Queens. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the shutdown has not been announced.
According to Channel 7 News, the schools are:
I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony in Hollis
I.S. 5 Walter H. Crowley in Elmhurst
P.S. 16 in Corona
A Health Department spokeswoman says that four students and a staff member have tested positive for swine flu at one school. The staff member is critical. She says hundreds of other students have been out sick with flu symptoms at the other schools in recent days.