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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 031-09
Friday, May 22, 2009

CONTACT:
Jessica Scaperotti (DOHMH) - (212) 788-5290
Margie Feinberg (DOE) - (212) 374-5141


Health Commissioner Frieden and Schools Chancellor Klein Announce City Will Close Four More School Buildings in Response to Increased Flu-like Symptoms

May 22, 2009 – Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing four more school buildings, one in Queens, two in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan for up to five days after documenting an unusually high amount of influenza-like illness over a number of days. The four school buildings will be closed as of tomorrow, Saturday, May 23.  

The four schools buildings are:

  • P.S. 58 (School of Heroes, 969 students) in Maspeth, which includes P9Q (79 students), a school for students with disabilities. A total of seven students were documented with influenza-like illness during the last two school days.
  • P.S. 160 (William T. Sampson, 829 students) in Borough Park, which also includes special education classes. A total of 17 students were documented with influenza-like illness during the last three school days.
  • P.S./I.S. 384 (Frances E. Carter School, 697 students) in Bushwick, which includes P53 (135 students), a school for students with disabilities. A total of 16 students were documented with influenza-like illness during the last four school days.
  • P.S. 138 (425 students) in East Harlem, a school for students with disabilities, which also includes P.S. 30 (376 students) and M317 (Kappa II, 199 students). A total of 14 students were documented with influenza-like illness today.

For information on the complete list of school closings, see the link below:
http://schools.nyc.gov/Home/Spotlight/closures.htm

Information on closed schools with District 75 programs is available on the link below:
http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/District75/OurSchools/offsitesqueens.htm

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