Flu absences increase at Holliday ISD

© 15-percent of students were out at Holliday ISD because of the flu.
© 15-percent of students were out at Holliday ISD because of the flu.
© A flu outbreak affected students at Holliday ISD.
© A flu outbreak affected students at Holliday ISD.

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A flu outbreak at Holliday Independent School District kept 15-percent of students out of the classrooms on Tuesday.

Holliday ISD Superintendent Kevin Dyes said it affected elementary school students the most, around 50 to 60 students in elementary were out sick.

He said it could potentially be worse. For that reason, the school bought an electrostatic sprayer to kill germs in classrooms to try and prevent a flu outbreak and stop secondary illnesses like bronchitis from spreading.

Dyes said they bought it just before Christmas and custodians have been spraying it as often as possible.

The way the cleaning product, Clorox® Total 360® System, works is by charging and atomizing the Clorox disinfecting or sanitizing solution and delivering a flow of charged particles that are attracted to surfaces.
 
The electrostatic cleaner paired with Clorox can cost more than $4,500. The school district has one of the machines.

Dyes advised students not to share food or drinks while at school and for parents to keep their children home if they have a fever.

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