Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine Flu Update

Today, EEC, along with the Departments of Public Health (DPH) and Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), released a joint memo regarding Swine Flu with information specific to school and child care facilities including:

• Recommended School or Child Care Closure Criteria
• School Closure Notification Processes
• Disease Reporting and Consultation
• Communication with Parents and Staff

To view the memo, please visit: http://www.eec.state.ma.us/docs/SwineFluMemo4SchoolChildCareOfficials042909.pdf..
DPH’s Swine Flu Advisory, specific to school and child care programs, as well as a Public Health Fact Sheet are now also available in multiple languages at: http://www.eec.state.ma.us/.

For up to the minute news on the Swine Flu you can go to the Boston Globe website.

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