H1N1? Ours is: close school for a day and hire a cleaning crew. There are so many flaws in this plan, I don't know where to begin.
So, what's your school going to do?
I'd say that's a little brief! The schools in my area, including
I think that's one reason why our school nurse isn't making a big deal out of this. She's not down-playing the seriousness of it but she's not encouraging people to go into panic mode, either. Our approach is probably overkill but we have at least one pregnant student and two pregnant staff members so I don't think the administration is going to take any unnecessary or reckless risks.
From my understanding, it takes 4-6 weeks to get confirmation on the test for it, which is long after people get over it. I was sick for half of the winter last year and for all I know, that's what I had. I think as long as people take a common sense approach and promote hand-washing and coughing into a tissue or an elbow as well as staying home when they don't feel well, this won't be as bad as the media keeps hyping.
When I walked in my lab today I had a gallon jug of hand sanitizer on the instructor's station! I didn't know it came in gallons. Anyway, it was labeled with a marker, school name and room #, so I guess they think that will discourage theft. My students looked at it on the way in. Some did take a squirt on the way out. Let's see how long it lasts and find out if they replace it when it's gone, used or stolen.
None that they have shared with faculty and staff :(