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Press Release # 037-09
Monday, June 1, 2009

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

June 1, 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. 209 in the Bronx - after documenting an unusually high amount of influenza-like illness over a number of days. The school will be closed as of Tuesday, June 2. The school will reopen on Monday, June 8.

The details for the school are:

  • P.S. 209 (241 students) in the Bronx. A total of 14 students were documented with influenza-like illness last Friday and today.

For information on the complete list of school closings, see the link below:

Information on closed schools with District 75 programs is available on the link below: