NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Southampton Elementary School will be closed Wednesday after a student contracted Enterovirus, officials said.
They emphasized however that the student did not have the D68 strain which killed 4-year-old Eli Waller of Hamilton, N.J.
“The infected student is currently out of the school and seeking treatment,” Schools Superintendent Scott Farina said in a message to parents. “The health and safety of our students and staff is our first priority. To prevent the spread of the virus, we have consulted with our district physician and the Elementary School will be closed to all students on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to undergo a thorough cleaning by an outside professional cleaning company. The company will disinfect the entire building and apply an antibacterial product to further prevent the spread of germs.”
The school will reopen Thursday, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.