MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A school district near Duluth, Minn. decided to close for the day because of an outbreak of illness.
The South Shore School District in Port Wing, Wis. said they have been hit hard by whooping cough, strep infections, and the flu.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
The district said they have had so many students and staff out recently, they decided to close school Thursday so they can stop the spread of illness.READ MORE: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
Parent-teacher conferences and other school events planned this week have been cancelled, too.
There was already no school scheduled Friday and Monday, because of conferences and the Presidents’ Day holiday.MORE NEWS: St. Paul Police Report Rapid Increase Of Overdoses, Warn Of Synthetic Opioids
The district hopes that the long weekend will be enough to everyone healthy again.