Living with H1N1: To School or Not
Published on: 01-Sep- 2009 | Comments: 0
When cases of Influenza A (H1N1) rapidly spread from state to state and across national borders previously this year, school administrators and public health officials faced a difficult question: Should we shut down our schools? With summer drawing to a close and cases of H1N1 infection remaining prevalent — as seen at many camps, the debate continues over both the effectiveness of closures and their economic and social impact.
Recent experiences from two schools that have already dealt with cases of H1N1 — the Hampton School in the United Kingdom and the St. Mel School in California — provide insightful lessons for others facing this challenge.
Living With H1N1: To School or Not provides an in-depth look into the two primary schools' experiences dealing with H1N1. The article, from Marsh Risk Consulting, provides:
- an analysis of potential economic, social, and health ramifications of school closures;
- insightful first-person accounts;
- successfully utilized procedures;
- key lessons learned; and
- recommendations for the future.
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