H1N1 (Swine) Flu Update
May 1, 2009, Department of Communications
St. Vrain Valley School District continues to collaborate with the Boulder County and Weld County Health Departments and other state health officials to monitor the H1N1 (swine) flu situation. As of today, the District is not aware of any confirmed cases of H1N1 (swine) flu in our schools. All schools are currently open.
What precautions are we taking in the schools?
The District is monitoring the situation with cooperation of school nurses and principals. We are working with staff and students to encourage proper hand hygiene and the use of instant hand sanitizers, which will soon be available in every classroom.
In addition, we are exercising a standard cleaning procedure with approved products throughout the district.
All schools now have a procedure in place to report suspected cases of H1N1 (swine) flu. This includes specific reporting protocol and assignment of a District nurse to follow up on suspected cases. Students and staff exhibiting symptoms will be sent home.
Practice healthy tips
We remind our students, staff and families to practice healthy tips:
- Wash hands frequently
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Avoid others with respiratory illness
- Stay at home if you have mild flu-like illness
The signs and symptoms of H1N1 (swine) flu are similar to seasonal flu:
- Fever (usually high)
- Headache and body aches
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Diarrhea and/or vomiting may occur
How will I be notified if there is a confirmed case?
Parents will be notified through phone calls, letters and posted on the District website at www.stvrain.k12.co.us.
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