Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu Update from San Diego Unified School District, April 29, 2009

This is an update to the San Diego Unified School District community on issues related to the swine flu outbreak, as of Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

  • More Cases: There are now eight cases of human infection with swine flu in San Diego County. Read more from the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. No cases have been reported among San Diego Unified students.
  • School's Open: All traditional calendar San Diego Unified schools are scheduled to be open tomorrow, Thursday, April 30. Year-round schools are currently on Spring break.
  • Parent Message: Superintendent Terry Grier's message to parents, sent by phone on Tuesday evening, April 28, has been posted online.
  • Staying at home: Students or staff with symptoms of fever with recent onset of cough and/or sore throat and other respiratory symptoms such as runny nose or nasal congestion should be advised to stay home or be sent home immediately. They will be required to remain at home for a minimum of 7 days. These criteria seem to be changing every day, so watch for updates from the district office or the Nursing and Wellness Office.
  • Test Time: Although many schools are currently involved in testing, the health and well-being of our students and staff are the top priority. A student, teacher or staff member who exhibits any of the above symptoms should stay home.
  • Planning: The early stages of San Diego Unified's Pandemic Flu plan are being followed. If needed, the district will further implement the plan.
  • For More Information: San Diego County residents can call the County of San Diego Swine Influenza Information Line at (858) 715-2250.