COLUMBIA Tenn. - Maury, Stewart, Lincoln and several other school districts extended their holiday breaks due to widespread illness.
Dr. Chris Marczak, Maury County Public Schools Superintendent announced Monday that schools would be closed Wednesday through Friday. Allowing students to return to school on Monday.
The MCPS consulting physician, Dr. Smith, alerted school officials to the "severe influenza Type A problem."
He told them that in the last two weeks, one out of every three patients he has seen has been infected with Influenza Type A.
Due to widespread Influenza Type A in our region, @MauryCoSchools will be closed Wed-Fri; students report Monday. Please see your doctor if you feel sick! https://t.co/AfFE2INnG7 pic.twitter.com/w3wvNfUwq9— Dr. Chris Marczak (@cjmarczak) January 1, 2018
Stewart County officials said they closed due to the flu as well as extremely cold temperatures.
Officials initially told students to return to school Wednesday two hours late in order to avoid the early morning temperatures, but later in the day they made the decision to extend the closure entirely.
Lincoln County also announced they would be closed.
Check our full list of school closings and delays for more information.