Miami-Dade County Public Schools Opens Information Hotline
to Assist Public with H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu) Questions
Miami-Dade County Public Schools has opened an information hotline to assist parents and the public with questions about the H1N1 virus (formerly known as swine flu). The number is 305-995-3000.
Other Important Phone Numbers
Florida Department of Health information line - 800-775-8039
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) information line: 1-800-232-4636, or TTY 1-888-232-6348
Swine Flu Information
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is taking general precautions against the flu. Health experts are anticipating the second wave of H1N1 influenza during the 2009-2010 school year. Miami-Dade County Public Schools are emphasizing three main points in protecting yourself and others from being exposed.
- Frequent and thorough hand washing throughout the day
- Cover your cough with a tissue if available or with your shoulder or elbow
- Stay home from work or school if you are sick
We also are making sure that all schools have the basic supplies necessary to help students and staff keep their hands clean.
Parents can assist in this effort. If you or your child exhibit flu-like symptoms, including headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, or diarrhea and vomiting, it’s very important that you stay at home, to prevent exposing others to your illness. Seek further medical assistance, if needed.
The links below contain information regarding the prevention, identification and treatment of H1N1 influenza. If you have further questions, please contact your school principal.