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WV Department of Education - Healthy Schools Office
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Programs

 

HELPFUL LINKS

U.S. Government

Department of Health & Human Services

www.pandemicflu.gov

U.S. Dept. of Education
LEAD & MANAGE MY SCHOOL, Emergency Planning: Pandemic www.ed.gov/admins/lead/ safety/emergencyplan/
pandemic/index.html


Examples of State and Local Plans

www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/ emergencyplan/pandemic/
sampleplans/index.html

Planning Guide For Educators
www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/ emergencyplan/pandemic/planning-guide/index.html

FEMA
www.fema.gov/emergency/ nims/index.shtm

World Health Organization www.who.int/csr/en/

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
www.cdc.gov/flu/avian

 

 

West Virginia Pandemic Influenza Tool Kit
 

This Tool Kit is designed to provide you with practical tools and resources you and your staff can use to prepare for a pandemic flu outbreak. This site and the materials were adapted from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Association of School Boards Pandemic Influenza Action Kit.

 

Many of the tools in this Kit were designed for and can be used for seasonal flu and will help your school with planning and preparedness efforts. They should also help parents and families begin their preparations.

Many, however, are concerned that there are other more important things to plan for. You will find that these tools can also be helpful in the creation of foundational elements of emergency preparedness planning that will be useful in any situation.

At the present, there is no pandemic flu in the United States and many feel that the threat of pandemic has been over-stated. The belief is not if a pandemic will occur, but when.  In West Virginia, we are preparing using a moderate impact pandemic as a baseline for our efforts.

HOW TO USE THIS ACTION KIT

This kit is available in multiple formats.  Using the table below, you can browse the different items, and, when available, choose the file type you would like to see. This is especially important for things like the sample release and letters as you can open them in Microsoft Word and make any changes necessary.

Individual Kit Components-by section
Letters  
  • West Virginia Department of Education
pdf  
  • U.S. Department of Education Pandemic Flu Planning Policy Letter
pdf  
Planning Documents and Examples  
  • School Action Steps
pdf doc
  • Planning Checklist
pdf  
  • Public Health Instructions during a pandemic
pdf doc
  • Characteristics and Challenges
pdf  
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) Fact Sheet
pdf doc
Surveillance/Reporting Documents and Examples  
  • Surveillance and Reporting
pdf doc
  • Influenza Case Definition and Infection Control
pdf doc
  • Pandemic Flu Census Log
pdf doc
  • Pandemic Flu Absence Log
pdf doc
Parent Information Documents and Examples  
  • Family Pandemic Planning Checklist (English)
pdf  
  • Family Pandemic Planning Checklist (Spanish)
pdf  
  • Parent Tips
pdf doc
  • Sample Parent Letters
    • Prevention Letter #1
pdf doc
    • First Bird Case Letter #2
pdf doc
    • Initial Outbreak #3
pdf doc
  • Expanded Outbreak #4
pdf doc
  • School Closure #5
pdf doc
  • School Re-opens #6
pdf doc
Media Materials  
  • Sample Press Release
    • School Open
pdf doc
    • School Closed
pdf doc
  • Examples of Talking Points for School Officials
    • School Open
pdf doc
    • School Closed
pdf doc
Public Information Resources  
  • Posters and Fact Sheets
pdf  
  • American Red Cross Home Care for Pandemic Flu
pdf  
Other Resources  
  • School Tabletop Exercise
pdf doc
  • US Department of Education Pandemic Influenza Guidance
pdf  


Office of Healthy Schools

Building 6, Room 309
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
Phone: (304) 558-8830
Fax: (304) 558-3787

West Virginia Department of Education


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