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Tahoe school districts: Use healthy habits to avoid swine flu

Kyle Magin
Sierra Sun

TAHOE CITY ” Lake Tahoe Basin school districts are responding to the nation’s swine flu outbreak, which caused at least one person in Washoe County to become ill.

Steve Jennings, superintendent of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, said school staff is being “hyper-vigilant” to the threat and is monitoring the situation.

A release dated Monday, April 27, on the Washoe County School District website urges residents to practice healthy habits such as not coughing on one another, washing their hands with warm, soapy water and staying home if ill.

The district site also encourages healthy habits in an April 27 release from the Office of Placer County Health and Human Services, and warns those who are feeling sick to contact a health care provider immediately.

According to the Washoe County School Districts website, the body is implementing a monitoring program for sick students, so if a parent calls a student in ill for a day, he or show should be prepared to detail the child’s sickness and symptoms to school staff.