Center ISD closing campuses after case of meningitis confirmed

Center ISD will be closing all campuses after a being notified of a confirmed case of viral meningitis at the F.L. Moffett Primary School.

According to a release from Superintendent James Hockenberry, the district plans to take immediate action to disinfect the entire campus.

Furthurmore, we are seeing and experiencing a large number of flu or flu-like illnesses across the district. The presence of the illnesses are lingering, persistent, and growing both in our student body and faculty. As such, Center ISD will take proactive measures to disinfect and deep clean all district buildings and buses thoroughly.

District campuses will be closed until students return on Tuesday after Monday's student holiday, President's Day.

Campus offices, excluding Moffett, will be open until noon.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, according to the Mayo Clinic. Typical symptoms are headache, fever and a stiff neck. 

Cases are more common in children than adults and some can be life-threatening.


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