Coordinated School Health coordinators in every Tennessee school system provide training and resources to prevent influenza in the classroom.
It is difficult to predict when the next influenza pandemic will occur or how severe it will be. In addition, a pandemic may come and go in waves, each of which can last months at a time. The effects of a pandemic can be lessened if preparations are made ahead of time. For information on ways that your district, school or center can prepare for the Pandemic Flu, you can download Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: A Planning Guide for Tennessee School Districts which was developed by the Office of School Safety and Learning Support, Tennessee Department of Education, in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health.
School staff should work closely with local public health officials as well as local government officials when making decisions regarding school dismissal, closings and reopening.
Preventing the Flu ~ Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
School Planning ~ Flu.Gov
Seasonal Flu Information for Schools & Childcare Providers ~ Centers for Disease Control & Prevention