O'Connell urges schools for H1N1 precautions

August 27, 2009 5:02:27 PM PDT
The state school superintendent is urging everyone to take safety precautions to help prevent the spread of H1N1 and other flu viruses in the classrooms this fall.

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Jack O'Connell says remember the basics.

"The recommendations to protect yourself, please wash your hands before, during and after school with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use a hand sanitizer, as well," he said.

O'Connell says if students or faculty get sick with the flu they should stay home. He is recommending the entire community remain vigilant and review updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Education.

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