ASHE COUNTY — Custodial and maintenance staffs are fighting the flu this weekend, according to Ashe County Schools.

This development comes days after school was cancelled county-wide due to the number of influenza-like illnesses spreading through local schools.

According to ACS, Dr. Donald Phipps, Superintendent for Caldwell County Schools, contacted Ashe County Superintendent Phyllis Yates and offered additional disinfecting equipment.

That equipment was picked up Saturday morning and is scheduled to be used to clean each school over the weekend, according to ACS.

Chuck Bristle, Ashe County Middle School parent and owner of Jo Lynn Enterprises, contributed professional cleaning equipment and an air purification system to ACMS. The middle school is the school most heavily impacted by the flu virus at this time, according to ACS.

Ashe Post & Times will continue to provide updates as they are are released.

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