Measures Taken to Protect Our Children
In one New York City private school, officials are taking extensive measures to make sure their students are safe this fall. Their auditorium will double as a sick room, they will mandate their students to wash their hands several times a day, and there will even be a unit taught in health class about the swine flu.
Since the swine flu's first appearance in the New York City area this past June, school officials say there has been a great increase in awareness among students. One vice principal even says he doesn't see students sharing their lunches anymore.
The early outbreak of the Swine Flu has given school officials the unique opportunity to prepare ahead of time. The details of the City's swine flu plan is still being finalized, but until then school's are being given the unique opportunity to take advantage of the time when students are not in school.