You may have heard people using words like H1N1, pandemic, and respiratory etiquette in your school, community, and in media coverage. But what's it all about? As the flu season approaches, government and health officials are recommending everyone be prepared for the worst. This includes school dismissals and interrupted learning. Use these pages to get informed about the H1N1 flu virus and learn about actions you can take to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe. Finally, explore activities and resources you can use to continue learning while at home or away from school.
Learn about H1N1 swine flu and why we should be prepared this flu season.
Benjamin Franklin said, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." The best defense against viruses is to prevent them from entering our bodies. In the section below, discover the steps you can take to decrease the likelihood of infection to yourself and those in your family, school, and community.