Reporting School Closures Due to H1N1
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with state and local health education agencies, are implementing a Web-based school dismissal monitoring system for the 2009-10 school year. This monitoring system will generate daily data on the number of school dismissals in Illinois and other states. School dismissals are defined as any instance of a public or private school with any of grades K-12 that dismissed all students for one or more days and any instance when an entire school building with any of grades K-12 was completely closed to all students and staff in response to confirmed or suspected H1N1 influenza cases.
The Illinois State Board of Education is asking that each district assign an individual at the district level who will be responsible for promptly entering information about the occurrence of school dismissal into the Web-based monitoring system at www.cdc.gov/FluSchoolDismissal and report that person’s name and contact information to Jeff Aranowski by e-mail at email@example.com or by fax to at 312-814-8190.