Southampton Elementary closed Wednesday after enterovirus diagnosis

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Officials on eastern Long Island say the Southampton Elementary School will be closed Wednesday after a student was confirmed to have a strain of enterovirus.

The student does not have the D68 strain that is causing severe respiratory issues for patients throughout the country.

Southampton School District Superintendent Scott Farina says in a website statement that the unidentified student is seeking treatment.

As a precaution, officials will close the elementary school on Wednesday.

An outside professional cleaning company will disinfect the entire building and apply an anti-bacterial product to prevent the spread of germs.

The school is expected to reopen on Thursday.


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