Friday, October 23, 2009

H1N1 Update, Oct. 23, 2009

San Diego Unified has updated its procedures regarding the H1N1 flu virus based on recommendations by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency:
  • Effective this week, school principals will advise parents and staff in the event of an H1N1 outbreak, as defined (PDF) by the California Department of Public Health.

  • Students and staff who are not ill should come to school each day, including schools where an outbreak has occurred. Schools are being given updated instructions to protect the health of our students and staff.

  • Students and staff with flu symptoms may return when fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication during those 24 hours.

  • Children with underlying health conditions (including asthma, immune system problems, neuromuscular disorders, diabetes, sickle cell anemia and pregnancy) who experience flu symptoms should contact their doctor, as they may be eligible for an anti-viral medication.
Early next week, parents will receive a letter from the district, reinforcing preventative measures to take both at home and at school, plus resources to educate students on staying well.

Visit the district H1N1 website to review the latest information.