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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 038-09
Tuesday, June 2, 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 Two More Schools in Response to Increased Flu-like Symptoms

June 2, 2009 – Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing two more schools - P.S. 15, which is co-located with the PAVE Academy Charter School in Red Hook, Brooklyn - after documenting an unusually high amount of influenza-like illness over a number of days. The schools will be closed as of Wednesday, June 3. The schools will reopen on Monday, June 8.

The details for the schools are:

  • P.S. 15 (The Patrick F. Daly School, 377 students) in Red Hook Brooklyn, which is co-located with the PAVE Academy Charter School (86 students). A total of 20 students were documented with influenza-like illness on Monday and Tuesday.

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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