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Schools in RSU 20 close for three days due to illness

The district said classes will resume on Monday.

SEARSPORT, Maine — Schools in Searsport and Stockton Springs are closing until the end of the week due to widespread illness. 

A large number of absences from both students and staff has prompted the closure of all schools on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in RSU 20, according to a community message issued by Superintendent Chris Downing.

Downing said the CDC has indicated the flu, COVID-19, and RSV is circulating in their community. 

The RSU 20 custodial and transportation staff will be working to thoroughly clean buildings and buses during the closure, the message stated. 

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