UPDATE: All Hamilton County schools are scheduled to be open Friday. 

The only school in the Tennessee Valley that will be closed Friday due to illness is Richard Hardy Memorial School in Marion County.

A rumor circulating that schools would be closed due to illness caused confusion.

"There has been some confusion circulating about the status of Hamilton County Schools tomorrow due to illness," Tim Hensley, spokesperson for Hamilton County Schools, said. "Schools will be open tomorrow."                                                 

Hamilton County Schools deep cleaned all of their schools last week. 

"We are closely monitoring absences due to flu and currently have not seen an uptick in teacher or student absences district wide," Hensley added.


PREVIOUS STORY: Richard Hardy Memorial School will be closed Thursday and Friday.

The school said they are closing for two days due to excessive absences due to illness.

Basketball games on Thursday and Friday will still be played, however.