Searsport schools close for week due to rampant illnesses

Searsport Elementary School
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Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 9:50 PM EST
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SEARSPORT, Maine (WABI) - All RSU 20 schools will be closed through the week due to a wave of illnesses affecting students and staff.

Superintendent Chris Downing wrote in a letter to parents that absences have spiked in the last two days.

He adds the CDC indicates that the flu, COVID-19 and RSV are spreading in the communities that make up RSU 20.

Searsport elementary, middle and high schools will reopen Monday.

The schools will be deep-cleaned while they are closed for class.

Two schools in Harpswell and Topsham were also closed Tuesday for similar issues - but plan to open Wednesday.