ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - While a lot of schools across the country are forced to close their doors temporarily due to the flu, most Central Florida schools are keeping the doors open.
Several districts report on-going cleaning efforts to keep illness like the flu from breaking out.
Custodians at Midway Elementary School in Seminole County spent Wednesday evening fogging rooms with disinfectant. It’s a process the district performs regularly along with surface scrubs and other preventative cleaning.
Orange County Schools also report the use of disinfectant sprays to keep the school clean after hours.
In the latest flu report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday, the Florida Health Department reported rising flu activity in nearly every county in the state. The report also said nearly 80% of visits to ERs and urgent cares are currently for flu related symptoms.