Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine Flu Update from San Diego Unified

Media partners: This update was sent out to parents and staff of San Diego Unified this morning. It's part of our effort to keep in touch with our parents during this uncertain time.

You and the public are invited to check our website,, for regular updates. RSS feeds are also available.

Jack Brandais
Media Relations
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (desk)
(619) 607-0477 (cell)

This is an update to the San Diego Unified School District community on issues related to the swine flu outbreak as of 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2009.

-- Cases: As of this writing, no new cases of swine flu have been confirmed in San Diego County since yesterday. No cases have been reported among San Diego Unified students or staff.

-- Schools Open: All traditional calendar San Diego Unified schools are scheduled to be open tomorrow Friday, May 1. Year-round schools are currently on Spring break and are scheduled to re-open on Monday, May 4, 2009.

-- State of Emergency: The County of San Diego and Imperial County both proclaimed local health emergencies on April 29. The proclamations are routine steps in preparations for addressing an outbreak of swine flu. Read more.

-- Connect-Ed Message to Year-Round Schools: A Connect-Ed message will be sent to all year-round school parents and staff on Friday, May 1, and Sunday, May 3, with a reminder to stay at home if they are exhibiting symptoms of fever with recent onset of cough and/or sore throat and other respiratory symptoms such as runny nose or nasal congestion.

-- Prevention/Precautions: Frequent hand-washing and covering a cough or sneeze are the best protection from the flu and the best defense against the spread of germs, both at school and at home.

-- National Travel Advisory: The CDC has issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to Mexico. Read more.

-- Planning: The early stages of San Diego Unified's Pandemic Flu plan are being followed. If needed, the district will further implement the plan.

For More Information: San Diego County residents can call the County of San Diego Swine Influenza Information Line at (858) 715-2250, or visit

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or Nursing and Wellness at (858) 627-7580. Your continued cooperation and attention is much appreciated during this serious medical emergency.

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