The Department of Education says that at least 74 schools have closed across the country because of confirmed or probable cases of swine flu and 30 more have closed as a precautionary measure, reports CNN.
Now there is news of an entire school district closing--the Fort Worth Independent School District in Texas said it will temporarily close all of its schools until further notice, according to its website.
But to put all of this in a larger perspective, the DOE reminds people that the closures of public and private schools across eight states only affect about 56,000 students out of an estimated 55 million students across the country. Still a relatively low number.
That fact does little to calm the fears of CafeMom LoveMyMonkies who actually thinks her children may have the swine flu, or pen who tells me she has voluntarily kept her kids home for three days. Clearly mothers are growing more anxious by the day.
What about you? How are you handling your swine flu concerns? Has your child's school sent home any related notifications? Have there been school closures in your area? Have you kept your kids home voluntarily?