Basic Information About H1N1 Swine Flu

Last Updated: 5-5-09, 1:00 p.m.

This page provides basic information about H1N1 swine flu. It is one of many proactive measures that our district is taking to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff members.

At this time, two mild cases of swine flu have been reported in our schools. All schools remain open. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "School closure is not advised for a suspected or confirmed case of novel influenza A (H1N1) and, in general, is not advised unless there is a magnitude of faculty or student absenteeism that interferes with the school’s ability to function."

Based on advice from the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, we want to remind you of the following precautionary steps to protect your family:

  • Remind your children to wash their hands frequently and to cover their coughs and sneezes carefully.
  • Keep children who are sick or exhibit flu-like respiratory symptoms (including fever, aches, cough, and runny nose) at home.
  • Teach your children to stay at least three feet away from those who are sick.
  • Remain calm and help your children to do the same.     

If you have a specific question after reviewing this information, you may call the LBUSD flu hotline at 997-8000, ext. 7176.

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