Growing list of schools closing due to illness

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A growing number of West Michigan school districts dealing with sick students and staff are cancelling classes.

Comstock Public Schools and Barry County Christian School have called off classes for the rest of the week.

The Parchment and Delton Kellogg school districts have called it for Wednesday. Additionally, Kalamazoo Public Schools announced that Arcadia, Northeastern and Woodward schools will be closed Wednesday.

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The closures come as the country deals with its third straight week of widespread flu. Only Hawaii has been spared.

Last week, 1 in 15 patients visited the doctor for flu symptoms. That’s the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009.