August 6, 2009 - Change in School Policy

 Today Southwest Health District is issuing newly-released pandemic H1N1 guidelines to schools based on the CDC’s update concerning how long people who are sick need to remain home.

 Under the new guidelines, students and others with H1N1 or influenza-like-illness should remain home and avoid contact with others until fever is gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.