Secretaries Sebelius, Duncan, and Napolitano hosted a press conference this morning to release updated guidance for schools during the upcoming influenza season. The school guidance is a part of a broader national framework to respond to novel H1N1 influenza, which includes encouraging people to be vaccinated against the virus and to take other actions to avoid infection.
“We can all work to keep our children healthy now by practicing prevention, close monitoring, and using common sense,” Secretary Duncan said. “We hope no schools have to close. But if they do, we need to make sure that children keep learning.”
- Press release
- Report flu-related school dismissal
- Communication toolkit for schools
- ED’s flu page