Public Health Practices: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
Public Health Practices
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
ASTHO - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Pandemic Flu School Action Kit (CA)

Agency: 
Contra Costa Health Services (California)
Practice Description: 

A downloadable action kit for K-12 schools provides a variety of communications tools for use before, during, and after a pandemic. The sample letters for parents discuss school activities that may occur in preparation for or reaction to a pandemic, including infection control, surveillance, and non-pharmaceutical interventions. The materials are comprehensive, reader-friendly, and appropriate for all educational levels. The action kit may be applicable for all state and local jurisdictions that must coordinate their preparedness work with school systems. The information is so simply defined and thoughtful, however, that the materials could be used in other settings where it becomes necessary to notify groups that an entity may be functioning differently (e.g., daycare, home care, or long-term care facilities).

State / Territory: 
California