Dr. Lerch Question 5

The school district will continue to work closely with health officials to monitor the situation with influenza in our community. We will work to balance the risks of flu in the community with the disruption dismissals cause in both education and the wider community.  The decision to close schools will be determined based on the severity and extent of the outbreak. If such a decision needs to be made, NHCS will do so in consultation with the New Hanover County Health Department.