Flu Outbreak

Attendance numbers back up in Colbert County Schools after flu shutdown

Attendance numbers are back to normal after Colbert County Schools close to clean for flu germs.

Less absences in Marshall County after students return from 'flu break'

Last week, officials say they had over 600 students absent in the district; but on their first day back, only 268 Marshall County students were missing.

Attendance improves after schools close due to flu

Officials with Guntersville City Schools tell WAAY 31 they haven’t seen much of a change in attendance district-wide since students returned to school, but one Guntersville school says differently.

Teachers voluntarily clean Guntersville school during closure

Almost all of the teachers at Guntersville High School showed up Thursday morning, voluntarily, to try and do their part in helping prevent the flu from spreading even further.

Albertville High employees clean school while students are out

On Wednesday, about 150 students at Albertville High School called out sick. That’s about one out of every 10 children.

Local daycare deep cleaning to fight off flu

The Huntsville daycare told WAAY 31 they're taking a "green" approach to cleaning the center this flu season.

How to keep the flu out of your home

According to a local physician, disinfectants aren't the best way to keep the flu away from your home.

Stopping the spread of flu in schools

Huntsville City Schools is using new equipment to fight the flu this season

Marshall Co. schools closing due to flu

According to officials with the Marshall County Board of Education, over 600 students and 51 staff members in the district were absent on Tuesday because of the flu.

Student who died from flu-complications had cystic fibrosis

WAAY 31 reached out to friends and family who have been impacted by this loss.