Greater Beckley Christian cancels school for remainder of week due to widespread sickness

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – A local school decided to temporarily shut down after several people on their campus are reportedly sick.

Greater Beckley Christian School announced on Facebook they will close school for the remainder of this week beginning Thursday, January 20, 2020 due to “widespread sickness with students, staff, and support staff.”

Roger Harding, Greater Beckley Christian School Administrator, said a large number of students called out sick in previous days and a proper call of judgement had to be made. Harding said this shutdown allows faculty and staff to clean everything to prevent sickness spreading further.

“We’ve gone through disinfecting all of the buildings that we have for the secondary school and the preschool and elementary school,” Harding said.

There will also be no practices in the gym until after school hours on Friday, January 31, 2020. Harding also said the school is supposed to reopen on Monday, Feb. 3 2020 on a normal schedule.

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