H1N1 Flu General Information

The Wayne County Department of Public Health and Wayne County Schools are working together in following the guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) for preventing and managing the spread of H1N1 flu virus in schools. Schools will not be closed for individual suspected or confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus unless modified guidance is received from CDC or MDCH. Students and staff with flu-like symptoms are expected to stay home for a minimum of 24 hours after they no longer have fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines.

Under conditions with similar severity as in spring 2009, the Wayne County Department of Public Health will not advise schools to close unless absenteeism among staff or students due to flu interferes with the school's ability to function. Schools and parents can help contain the spread of the flu virus by encouraging good cough, sneeze and hand hygiene practices. Information regarding vaccine availability and locations where you can get vaccinated is posted.

Wayne County Department of Public Health

PDF DocumentLetter to Parents, September 2009 - Information for parents from Wayne County Department of Public Health

PDF DocumentPoster - Printable color poster with prevention strategies and personal hygiene

Resources for Your Family

Protecting Yourself and Your Baby, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Website

PDF DocumentPregnancy and H1N1 - Question and Answer fact sheet  prepared by Michigan Department of Community Health

Asthma and H1N1 - Information for parents from CDC

Handwashing and Healthy Habits Videos - Sesame Street website featuring videos for children on healthy habits for  flu prevention

Questions and Answers 2009: H1N1 Nasal Spray Vaccine, (October 7, 2009)

American Academy of Pediatrics -  Link to AAP website containing information for parents on health matters

PDF DocumentWhat To Do If You Get Sick - Information on symptoms and flu management

PDF DocumentTake 3 Steps (English)- Printable brochure with information on preventing flu

PDF DocumentTake 3 Steps (Spanish) -Printable brochure with information on preventing flu

PDF DocumentH1N1 and You - Printable brochure with general information on H1N1