Flu (Influenza) Resources
Schools play a key role in helping prevent and slow the spread of influenza in our communities. This page contains resources for families and staff on preventing seasonal influenza. NYS Public Health Law Section 613 requires licensed and registered day-care programs and schools to post information about the flu and flu vaccine for parents. Resources to do this are below.
- Public Health Law Amendment
- NYSDOH Influenza Notification Alert to Schools Schools and Child-Care Settings (October 2019)
Additional Resources on this page include:
- Teaching Resources- The Flu Guide for Parents
- Educational Resources and Poster and lesson plans for children 3-7 years old.
- What You Should Know About Flu & the Flu Vaccine-NYS Flu Tracker
NYS Disaster Preparedness Resource:
Pandemic Flu Action Kit for Schools in New York State: The NYS Disaster Preparedness Commission is continuing its comprehensive planning for a potential pandemic. Staff from the State Health and Education Departments and a workgroup made up of county health officials collaborated in the development of a Pandemic Flu Action Kit for Schools in New York State.
Information for Schools and Child Care Providers-Contains information on how to Clean and Disinfect Schools To Slow the Spread of Flu, and guidance for School Administrators to Help Reduce the Spread of Seasonal Influenza in K-12 Schools (7/2018).
N95 Respirator Mask Requirements Related to Influenza
N95 Respirator Mask Requirement - Memo to Superintendents (NYSED) Note: Respirators are no longer mandated, but highly recommended 1/11/13 Question and Answer Document: Infection Control Measures, N95 Respirators, and 2009 H1N1 Influenza
Page updated 10/17/19