What the schools are planning for cases of swine flu.…

Posted May 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

Schools super­in­ten­dent Michael Solt­man dropped me this note & asked that I post it right away — take the time to read it…it’s pret­ty important:

Dear Stu­dents, Fam­i­lies, and Staff:

As you are aware there have been con­firmed cas­es of Swine Flu reported
across the Unit­ed States in the last few weeks.  Our school works
close­ly with local, state, and nation­al health agen­cies to investigate
any ill­ness­es and/or infec­tions.  We want to remind par­ents and staff of
the impor­tance of pre­ven­tion and how to stay safe.

Please remem­ber that stu­dents should stay home when they have any of
the symp­toms list­ed below…

Symp­toms of Swine Flu:
●    Fever 100° (or more), cough, sore throat, body aches, headache,
chills, fatigue.

What You Can Do To Pre­vent the Spread of Swine Flu:
●    Sneeze or cough into your elbow, sleeve or a tis­sue.  Throw the
tis­sue in the trash after use.
●    Wash your hands often with soap and water, espe­cial­ly after you
cough or sneeze.  Alco­hol based hand san­i­tiz­ers are also effective.
●    Avoid touch­ing your eyes, nose or mouth.  Germs spread can be
spread that way.
●    If you are sick, stay home!

For more infor­ma­tion on the Swine Flu please vis­it the fol­low­ing Web
sites:
www.cdc.gov/swineflu/mitigation/htm
www.cdc.gov
www.doe.gov
www.doh.wa.gov

School Pol­i­cy regard­ing ill students:
●    Stu­dents with an oral tem­per­a­ture of 37.8 C (100.0 F) or more,
plus a cough and/or sore throat will be sent home from school.
●    Stu­dents should stay home until they are symp­tom free.

Any con­firmed cas­es of Swine Flu will result in schools being closed
for a min­i­mum of sev­en (7) days by the San Juan Coun­ty Health
Depart­ment.  Noti­fi­ca­tion will be through online press and district
web­site.  Trav­el activ­i­ties (sports and field trips) will be considered
on a case by case basis, depend­ing upon des­ti­na­tion and recommendations
by the Health Depart­ment.  If you have any fur­ther ques­tions please do
not hes­i­tate to call the dis­trict office, 378‑4133.
Sincerely,

Michel Solt­man
Super­in­ten­dent of Schools

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