Guidelines Address Swine Flu Outbreak in Fall

August 7, 2009
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Most schools should be able to stay open even if swine flu outbreaks occur again this fall, government health officials said Friday, as they issued recommendations for dealing with the illness.

Decisions to close schools should be made locally, the officials said. And those decisions should balance the goal of reducing the number of people who become seriously ill or die from the flu, they said, with the goal of minimizing social disruption and the safety risks to children that sometimes occur when schools close. (NY Times)