Bar Harbor elementary school closed Monday due to illnesses

Published: Dec. 12, 2022 at 11:50 AM EST
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BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) - Another Maine school is temporarily closing due to significant absences from respiratory illnesses.

School desks in a classroom.
School desks in a classroom.(Source: Pixabay via MGN)

Conners Emerson School in Bar Harbor has canceled Monday’s classes.

Principal Heather Webster says 30% of their students and 20% of their staff were absent on Friday.

She said this week has seen a “significant increase” in respiratory illness, flu-like symptoms and COVID-19.

Webster says the Maine CDC recommends a three-day closure, which includes the weekend.

The building will be deep-cleaned during that time.

Schools in Searsport, Harpswell and Topsham also closed last week for similar issues.