Southern Indiana school to reopen Monday after Hepatitis A scare


Only cleaning crews were allowed in and out to disinfect the building with bleach after the school district confirmed two cases of the highly contagious virus.

HENRYVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) —The Henryville School campus is set to reopen Monday after being on a kind of lockdown Friday due to Hepatitis A.

Only cleaning crews were allowed in and out to disinfect the building with bleach after the school district confirmed two cases of the highly contagious virus.

“They’re cleaning it from top to bottom,” Henryville Elementary Principal Dr. Glenn Riggs said.

West Clark Community Schools could not identify who specifically got sick other than to say they are two non-full-time workers.

“They’re not in a lot of contact with kids,” Superintendent Dr. John Reed said.

The Clark County Health Department expected to have 27 confirmed cases countywide since December. Eleven of those cases happened at the jail.

“As soon as we know there’s a case, they go straight to segregation,” Lt. Col. Scottie Maples of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

Maples points out that every day the jail checks every inmate for symptoms of Hepatitis A, and that there has been a lot of cleaning going on.

“Literally quadrupled what we were spending on cleaning and we were spending quite a bit on cleaning,” Maples said. “The sheriff made it a priority day one, bleach water.”

 

Source: WHAS11News


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