Flu closes schools in Pueblo, Fairplay | AspenTimes.com

Flu closes schools in Pueblo, Fairplay

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

PUEBLO, Colo. – The flu and other illnesses has forced the closure of schools in Pueblo and Fairplay.

In Fairplay – about 85 southwest of Denver – three schools were closed Tuesday for the rest of the week.

Superintendent Charles Soper says students and teachers there have been hit hard by the flu as well as other illnesses like strep throat and pneumonia.

In Pueblo, School District 70 has closed two schools – Southern Colorado Early College and Swallows Charter Academy – because many students are showing flulike symptoms.

Another Pueblo school, Cesar Chavez Academy, closed for three days after about a third of its students reported flulike symptoms. It reopened Tuesday.

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