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A proactive approach to combat sickness

August 19, 2009
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TAMPA, FL — Hillsborough County Public Schools are hoping their proactive approach to combat H1N1 (swine flu) is enough to avoid disruptions in the classroom, according to WTVT-TV.
Janitors are being told to check soap dispensers and paper towel holders twice a day to ensure they are clean and fully stocked, the story stated.
According to the story, teachers are urged to report any students who are constantly coughing and sneezing or appear to be sick.
To keep kids out of the hospital, schools will become flu shot clinics, and once the vaccine is available, nurses will administer the shots to students who want one, the story noted.
The school district says they will not send out letters to parents every time a student is expected or confirmed of having the swine flu because it is too widespread and not necessary, the story added.
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