A middle school in San Francisco’s Richmond District will be closed Friday after multiple students reported having gastroenteritis symptoms, San Francisco Unified School District official said.
Since Wednesday, 155 students at Presidio Middle School reported symptoms consistent with gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu.
After consulting the city’s Department of Public Health, the district announced that in addition to closing the school, all the school’s surfaces would be sanitized before students can return.
The process will take 48 hours and the school will reopen on Monday, according to district officials.
School district Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews said:
“We understand that closing schools is a burden on families and students, and we appreciate their understanding as we work to ensure the well-being of the school.”
Gastroenteritis is contagious and results in vomiting and diarrhea.
School district officials also reminding the public, there are currently no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, in San Francisco.