Oklahoma school district closes early to prevent spread of illness

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FAIRFAX, Okla. – An Oklahoma school district announced that it is closing its doors over health concerns.

On Thursday, the Woodland Public School District posted a notice on its website, alerting parents of the decision.

“After consulting with local and county health officials, a decision was made to cancel all classes and school activities for November 20, November 24 and November 25. The closure is due to a high infection frequency of mononucleosis in our community,” the notice read.

Thanksgiving break begins on Nov. 26.

Officials say during that time, all school buildings will be disinfected.

District leaders also moved the board of education meeting from Nov. 24 to Dec. 1.

Symptoms of mono include fever, sore throat, swollen glands and tiredness. It is spread from person-to-person by saliva.

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