Treatment protocol for any flu-like illness continues to be:
Wash Hands Frequently
Cover Cough and Sneezes
Wipe away any visible dirt or moisture on surfaces
Stay home with fever or other flu-like symptoms
Stay home until you have been fever free for 24 hours
Newark Unified School District is requesting:
- Each school site to remind students on a daily basis of appropriate hygienic and preventative practices.
Each school site to make daily announcements, teacher vigilance in enforcing hand washing, use of sanitizer and basic cleanliness are very important.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Controlling Flu in Schools
Resources for preventing influenza in pre-K-12 schools:
- Flu Guidance for School Administrators (PDF; Outside Source)
A one-page summary of recommendations for school administrators that includes recommendations about vaccination, hygiene, staying home when sick, cleaning, responding to illnesses, and communicating with health officials.
- Flu Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfection (PDF; Outside Source)
A two-page set of guidelines for cleaning and disinfection procedures to use in schools.
- Toolkit: Teaching Children about the Flu (PDF; Outside Source)
This 33-page resource contains lesson plans and activities for child care and early childhood programs.
Recommendations to help protect people who are at greatest risk of serious complications from the flu. The CDC recommends that flu vaccine be given to protect people who are at greatest risk of serious complications from influenza disease.
- School-Based H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Planning and Implementation (Outside Source)
Provides guidance to local educational agencies (LEAs) about planning and conducting an H1N1 school-based clinic.
- Seasonal Flu Information for Schools & Childcare Providers (Outside Source)
Questions and answers for schools, as well as printable posters designed to be used in school and community settings that provide step-by-step instructions and illustrations on how to best cover your cough and wash your hands. These materials are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog.
- Patient and Provider Education (Outside Source)
Printable flyers with clear, concise messages describing who should be vaccinated and other ways to prevent the flu.
You can also ask your health care provider or call the CDC Hotline: 1-800-CDC-INFO.
- H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
Resources and information on preparing for and responding to H1N1 Influenza (swine flu).
- Sample Flu Notifications
Sample letters and information for parents including how to protect their family and what to do in the case of school closure. These sample letters may be modified and used for any type of influenza, including H1N1 (swine flu) and are available in multiple languages.
- Pandemic Influenza Resources
How to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Pandemic Flu
Questions and answers about how schools can prepare in the event of pandemic influenza.
- Pandemic Influenza Checklists provide assistance to LEAs, childcare agencies, and preschools in preparing for pandemic influenza:
Guidance on the use of hand sanitizers in California public schools.