2017-18 Influenza Season

2017-18 Influenza Season
Posted on 02/26/2018
2017-18 Influenza SeasonDue to increased influenza activity this season, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has requested assistance from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) with public health education. State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has stated, “We need to make sure all New Yorkers understand how to protect themselves and their families and communities from this epidemic. From getting the flu shot to hand washing to covering your mouth when you cough.”  Therefore, the NYSED has developed this joint guidance with the NYSDOH, requesting that school administrators disseminate this guidance to their school district’s medical director, professional health care personnel (school nurses), school staff, and students, families and communities as appropriate. “By working closely with our health partners at the NYSDOH to issue this guidance and conduct a school-based webinar held on February 15, 2018, we are providing schools with the proper tools to help reduce the spread of seasonal influenza among students and staff in our schools,” says State Education Commissioner Elia.

For more information, please refer to the PDF below or follow this link: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/schoolhealth/schoolhealthservices/InfluenzaGuidanceFebruary2018.html

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