IMAGE: Viral meningitis

Three cases of viral meningitis have been reported by Frankenmuth High School, Ruth Middle School, and Bentley Bright Beginnings.

The Frankenmuth School District put out a letter to parents on Sept. 24 informing them that a student was diagnosed with the illness.

Superintendent Adele Martin said that the district is working with the health department’s guidelines for cleaning all Frankenmuth School District facilities on Monday night in order to limit exposure.

To read the letter, click here.

Letters have been sent home to schools in Genesee, Saginaw, and Tuscola Counties. Read more on that here.

North Branch Area Schools also reported case of meningitis at Ruth Middle School on Sept. 24

School officials immediately reported it to the Lapeer County Health Department. 

A 6th grader was diagnosed with the illness and will not return to school until he is cleared by doctors.

The district said it's taking every precaution to keep students safe and said the custodial staff is thoroughly cleaning all of its buildings. 

Read the full letter here.

Bentley Bright Beginnings said reported a case of meningitis with one of its staff members on Sept. 21.

The school said it is working with the Owosso School District and is evaluating any possible risks to other students.

The school said it will contact parent if preventative measures are necessary for their children.

Read the full letter here. 

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