Winona Kids Go Back To School But Many Still Sick

Kids returned back to school today in Winona. School had been canceled for three days because so many students were sick with a viral infection.

Today there were still about 250 students out sick. The school hopes that by Monday everyone will be back to class and feeling well.

School faculty say they have never seen a viral infection affect so many kids so quickly. Doctors say it spread so fast because it was transmitted by coughing. The school now says it will send kids home if they have a persistent cough. Prior to this epidemic, the school only sent kids home if they had a fever.