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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 036-09
Friday, May 29, 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 One More School in Response to Increased Flu-like Symptoms

May 29, 2009 – Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing one more school - P.S. 1 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn - after documenting an unusually high amount of influenza-like illness over a number of days. The school will be closed as of Saturday, May 30. The school will reopen on Thursday, June 4 for staff because of Chancellor’s Conference Day, a citywide professional development day when classes are not in session for students. The school will reopen for students on Friday, June 5.

The details for the school are:

  • P.S.1 (The Bergen School, 1002 students) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. A total of 30 students were documented with influenza-like illness yesterday and 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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