Briarwood Christian School closed due to flu

Briarwood Christian School closed due to flu
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Briarwood Christian School is closed today due to the surge of flu affecting the state.

The school tweeted that a large number of students and staff have the virus. All home sports activities have also been rescheduled.

Gov. Kay Ivey declared a 'State Public Health Emergency" Thursday after hospitals in the state were inundated with flu patients.

UAB hospital rescheduled all non-urgent elective surgeries because of the outbreak.

The school will be closed until Tuesday.

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