May 1, 2009
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s (HHSA) Public Health Services and the San Marcos Unified School District are closing Mission Hills High School as a precaution after a student was diagnosed as a new probable H1N1 Influenza case.
“HHSA Public Health Services works closely with local school officials in making a decision about closing a school in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., San Diego County Public Health Officer. “The closure of the school is a preventative measure to help prevent possible further infections.”
“We know closing the school is a burden for the families affected, but it’s a necessary step to ensure the continued good health of our students and faculty,” said San Marcos Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Kevin Holt.
Local School Closures
Info for Parents about School Closures
CDC School Closure Guidelines
“The best preventive measures an individual can take are the basic steps of staying home if you are sick; cover your mouth when coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose; and wash your hands frequently,” said Wooten.
For more information
County H1N1 Flu Site
2-1-1 San Diego phone information
CDC H1N1 Flu Site
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