No reason to close schools, say health, education officials

By QCS Staff

Based on new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department announced today that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons, according to a press release.

Local school districts will need to decide when and how to best reopen the 16 schools previously closed in Socorro, Deming, Carlsbad, Lordsburg and Veguita due to probable cases of H1N1, the release said.