Anderson Preparatory Academy closed through Wednesday after outbreak of flu

Anderson Preparatory Academy. (Provided Photo/Google, image captured August 2013)

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — Anderson Preparatory Academy, a K-12 school with 772 students, will have e-learning days on Tuesday and Wednesday due to an outbreak of flu.

The school said Monday it is implementing its “virus outbreak protocol” because of the rate of absences. Several cases of influenza A, influenza B and strep throat have been reported, the school said in a Facebook post.

During the school’s e-learning days, crews will have time to thoroughly disinfect the buildings. All after-school activities for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have been canceled, the school said.

On its Facebook page, the school encouraged students to use the e-learning days to wash and sanitize their backpacks and coats:

Over the next two days, please take the opportunity to wash and sanitize all backpacks and coats!

Posted by Anderson Preparatory Academy on Monday, March 9, 2020

The school will evaluate progress on Wednesday to determine whether the school will reopen Thursday.