The decision was made after documenting an unusually high amount of influenza-like illness over a number of days.
In New Jersey, Veterans' Memorial Elementary School and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Union City will be closed starting Tuesday, June 2.
The decision to close comes after two suspected cases of H1N1 were found at Veterans' Memorial and a high number of students with flu-like symptoms were reported at both schools.
Both schools will be closed until June 9.
For facts about influenza, and more information about swine flu, please visit the Health Department and CDC websites. Some specific resources:
From New York City Health Department
Facts about flu
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General information about swine flu
Swine Flu Case Definitions
Swine Flu Infection Control and Patient Care
Preventing the Flu
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