Resources and Information on H1N1 Swine Flu
Schools will be playing a major role in this year's preparation for the flu season. Visit this page for the latest updates and recommendations from the federal governement.
School Vaccination Clinics
The Department of Education released a tipsheet that offers advice on setting up and operating school-located vaccination clinics (1.4 MB .PDF file).
Flu Season School Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers
The Department of Education posted new H1N1 flu guidance regarding flexibility and waivers for States, local districts, postsecondary institutions, and other ED grantee and program participants. The guidance can be found on the Department of Education's H1N1 Webpage.
Schools Preparing for H1N1 in the News
Read here about preventive measures Maryland schools are taking against the virus (article from the August 15, 2009 edition of the Baltimore Sun).
Federal Government Issues School Guidance on Coping with Swine Flu Outbreak
August 7, 2009: The U.S. government has issued new guidelines for school closings when swine flu strikes in hopes of preventing the panic and confusion that prompted hundreds of school closures last spring. Changes to the guidance include a recommendation on when students who have had the flu should return to school.
Visit www.flu.gov for a toolkit for schools. As the situation changes and new recommendations come out, this site will be continually updated.
Schools are asked to report dismissals due to swine flu to the CDC.