ANN ARBOR – All schools in Washtenaw County were invited to an emergency meeting today at the county health department regarding swine flu, The Ann Arbor News reported.

Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, Utica High School, all 24 schools in the Plymouth-Canton district and Fowlerville High School in Livingston County have announced they will be closed for varying lengths of time due to suspected cases of the flu, the report said.

At the meeting, health department staff members were to discuss the latest developments and what school officials should expect, according to The News.

Michigan reported 19 new probable swine flu cases as of Sunday, for a statewide total of 39, The News reported. Those include cases in Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Washtenaw, Allegan, Ottawa and Wayne counties.

The Plymouth-Canton district plans to disinfect buildings and reopen Wednesday, The News reported, while Utica won’t reopen until May 13.

SOURCE:
The Ann Arbor News, “Ann Arbor’s Father Gabriel Richard High closed this week due to suspected swine flu cases; WISD calls for county-wide schools meeting on topic,”  May 3, 2009

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