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Tarrant County Health Department - Swine Flu Information

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  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

  • Avoid sharing food and drinks.

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.

 

Tuesday, May 5, 3:20 p.m. -

The Center for Disease Control announced Tuesday,
May 5 that they are no longer advising schools to close with a suspected or confirmed case of H1N1 (swine flu). The CDC recommends schools that were closed reopen. The Tarrant County Health Department has confirmed this as well.

CDC Recommendation

•  School closure is not advised for a suspected or confirmed case of novel influenza A (H1N1) and, in general, is not advised unless there is a magnitude of faculty or student absenteeism that interferes with the school's ability to function.

•  Schools that were closed based on previous interim CDC guidance related to this outbreak may reopen.

•  Students, faculty or staff with influenza-like illness (fever with a cough or sore throat) should stay home and not attend school or go into the community except to seek medical care for at least 7 days even if symptoms resolve sooner.

•  Students, faculty and staff who are still sick 7 days after they become ill should continue to stay home from school until at least 24 hours after symptoms have resolved.

•  Students, faculty and staff who appear to have an influenza-like illness at arrival or become ill during the school day should be isolated promptly in a room separate from other students and sent home.

BISD is reopening the Shannon Learning Center and disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) on Wednesday, May 6. All students and staff should report to school at their usual time.

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Friday, May 1, 3:45 p.m. - Birdville ISD has one confirmed case of swine flu in an adult at the Shannon Center. As a safety measure and as recommended by the Tarrant County Health Department, BISD closed the Shannon Learning Center and the disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) through May 9. School will reopen Monday, May 11.

The health department assures the district there is no reason to close or cancel other events at this time. Any decision to close a campus in BISD will be based upon recommendations from the Tarrant County Health Department.

BISD continues to monitor this situation and will continue to post updates on the district Web site.

Friday, May 1, 8:30 a.m. -

Career and Technology and gymnastic students who attend the Shannon Center need to report to their home campus at their normal time. The closing of the Shannon Center does not impact the attendance on their home campuses.

BISD CLOSES SHANNON LEARNING CENTER AFTER ONE CONFIRMED SWINE FLU CASE

As a safety measure and as directed by the Tarrant County Health Department, BISD is closing the Shannon Learning Center and the disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) through May 9. School will open again Monday, 
May 11. At this time, the district has one confirmed case of swine flu. We take this threat seriously and will continue to monitor the situation through the Tarrant County Health Department.

This is a quarantine time for the Shannon students and faculty and they should limit their exposure in areas where large groups of people gather. This includes daycares and malls.

All other campuses will remain open and observe their regular schedule.

BISD will continue to post updates on the district Web site and use the phone calling system when appropriate.

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Thursday, April 30, 9:50 p.m. -

At the recommendation from the health department, BISD is only closing the Shannon Learning Center and the DAEP. The health department felt exposure is limited to Shannon and DAEP. There was no need to close any other campus in the district at this time.

Thursday, April 30, 8:58 p.m. -

Health Department Closure Letter for Shannon Learning Center and Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP)

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Thursday, April 30, 4 p.m.
Birdville ISD does not have any confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu in our schools at this time. Having reviewed the list of field trips and outside activities, BISD will do the following:

  • All events scheduled for May 1-8 will proceed as scheduled. (Note the exceptions below.)
  • Any visits to nursing homes are cancelled.
  • Fine Arts is cancelling Beach within Reach and Hurricane Harbor for the end of next week. This is because many of the outside groups have already begun to cancel.
  • If it become necessary to close a campus, all  activities associated with that campus are immediately cancelled.

The district will continue to review all events as long as necessary.

Thursday, April 30, 8 a.m. - Birdville ISD does not have any confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu in our schools at this time. The district continues to monitor our campuses. Any decision to close a campus in BISD will be based upon recommendations from the Tarrant County Health Department. As of 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, the Tarrant County Health Department reports one confirmed swine flu cases in Tarrant County. This case is a 12-year-old student in Ft. Worth ISD.

Dear Birdville ISD families:

In the last couple of days, local and national media sources have been reporting about a growing outbreak of swine flu across our nation. Though the numbers are minimal in relation to the nation's population, the ramifications of a major outbreak are reason for concern.

I want to assure you Birdville ISD does not have any confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu in our schools. However, we still take this threat seriously and will continue to monitor our campuses. In addition, the district will continue to monitor this situation through the Tarrant County Health Department.

Any decision to close a campus in BISD will be based upon recommendations from the Tarrant County Health Department. As of 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, the Tarrant County Health Department reports there are no confirmed swine flu cases in Tarrant County.

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