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Overview

It is critical for schools to plan to prevent disease transmission and protect students and staff, as well as local communities, from flu infection. The tools below are designed to assist you in disseminating health information, planning for staff and student absences, and maintaining a learning environment.

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Childcare

Childcare and preschool programs can help protect the health of their staff and the children and families they serve. Interruptions in childcare services during an influenza (flu) pandemic may cause conflicts for working parents that could result in high absenteeism in workplaces. Learn more here.

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K-12 Schools

About 55 million students and 7 million staff attend the more than 130,000 public and private schools in the United States each day. For recommendations and guidance to decrease exposure to regluar seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 flu, as well as limiting the disruption of day-to-day activities, learn more here.

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Colleges & Universities

More than 17 million students attend the 4,300 degree-granting post-secondary institutions in the United States and more than 3 million people work as faculty and staff. An additional 2,222 non-degree-granting institutions offer vocational post-secondary education. For information and guidance on how to protect and prevent flu activity among students in higher education settings, learn more here.

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