Wednesday, August 19, 2009

H1N1- flu update

It's back to school time, and that also means that kids will be sharing books, paper, computers, and yes... germs. State and Federal officials are gearing up to assist Americans through the upcoming flu season and educating the public on the transmission of H1N1, also known as Swine Flu. This post is to arm parents, educators and care providors with up-to-date information they need to help reduce the spread of the H1N1 virus in their community.

H1N1 information for schools from the Kansas Department of Education:

H1N1 flu virus information: Guidance for Schools, Parents, and Child Care Providers

Questions and Answers regarding H1N1

H1N1 statistics:

Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Schools (Grades K-12)

Updated Interim Guidance on Student Dismissal for 2009 H1N1 Flu

Resources for teaching kids proper hand washing techniques

"Did you wash 'em?" from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

NSF Scrub Club

It's a Snap learning toolkit

Cover Your Cough posters

Seseme Street (in Cooperation with the CDC) has put out "Staying Healthy Every Day" videos

Advice from the CDC on talking with your children about H1N1

H1N1 (Swine Flu)

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Resources compiled by Kim Harp, Reference Librarian at the State Library of Kansas
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