The Muscogee County School District is encouraging parents to pre-plan for daycare for their children in case schools must be closed due to swine flu concerns.
A notice was posted on the district's Web page and sent out to parents through the Connect-ED messaging service, encouraging students, employees and the community to adopt preventive measures such as frequent hand-washing with soap and water.
Children or employees who may suffer from illness or flu symptoms are encouraged to seek medical attention and to stay home to prevent the spread of germs. Parents are also encouraged to pre-plan for daycare in the event of school closings.
The district is in constant communication with the Public Health Department, according to the notice.
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There have been no cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly called swine flu, reported in Muscogee County. There was a reported case in Troup County.
Parents will be made aware of any closings or new information via the Connect-ED messaging service.
Facts on the flu and health can be found at www.pandemicflu.gov.