Stanly County schools reopen after closing for ‘respiratory illness’ outbreak

STANLY COUNTY, N.C. — After an outbreak of a respiratory illness closed two schools in Stanly County, the district is taking steps to stop it from happening again.

Students were back in class Tuesday at South Stanly Middle and Aquadale Elementary schools, and now, they have freshly disinfected buildings.

Carla Morgan said her son had to be taken to the hospital with a respiratory virus twice, and he’s still recovering.

“High fever, 103.7 temperature, coughing, snotty, and then just completely out of it,” Morgan said. “He’s still got a little bit of a cough.”

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Anthony Kustura talks to district and health officials about the outbreak, and how to prevent it from reaching your family.

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