Calm Down Citizens. Schools Can Remain Open Despite the Swine Flu. Duh.

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School Closed?  I Don’t Think So.On May 5, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they were no longer recommending that schools close based on a suspected case of Swine Flu.

In a nutshell their recommendations are now:

* Students, faculty or staff with flu-like symptoms should stay home from school.

* Students, faculty or staff who have continuing flu-like symptoms should see their physician.

* Students, faculty or staff who get sick during the school day should be isolated from other students and sent home.

* Students who are ill should not go to child care facilities with other children.

* Students, faculty and staff should frequently wash their hands with soap.

* Students, faculty and staff should cover their mouths when coughing.

Now this is the type of quality advice that you can only get from the federal government.

What would we do without their competent leadership and direction.

The next time a pig sneezes on me, I have all the confidence in the world that our government will protect me.

Of course, I also believe the news media will fairly and accurately report the information.

Now that we have the Swine Flu Saga behind us, we can focus on more pressing issues.

Such as:

* When it rains, go inside. And don’t look up with your mouth open.

* Don”t take a nap inside your oven.

* Don”t eat glass.

* Never mow your yard while holding a baby.

* And most importantly, never smell anything moments after someone says “Eeewww, smell this”

Actually I am lying about the Swine Flu Saga being behind us. I am sure we will get to do this all over again next fall.

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4 Responses to “Calm Down Citizens. Schools Can Remain Open Despite the Swine Flu. Duh.”


  1. Kimberly
    on May 9th, 2009
    @ 1:52 am

    You forgot – Don’t put your tongue on the metal fence in the winter! That’s a really important one to us here in Upstate NY.

    At my former school we really DID have to ask the 6th, 7th and 8th graders to come in out of the rain in the morning. For some reason K-5 knew to come in but not 6th – 8th.


  2. Diane
    on May 9th, 2009
    @ 7:58 am

    LOL at “Eeewww smell this.” It takes a lot to gross me out but I’m at the point where I refuse to smell anything my kids ask me to, even if they haven’t said eeewww. It’s just not worth the risk.

    What, you’re going to melt if it rains? If so, the whole of Long Island would be gone by now. It’s rained here every day for the past two weeks.

    Also re the rain-we live by the Bethpage golf course and there’s been a story in the newspaper about three guys who came from Texas and have slept in their rented van most of this past week in the hopes of getting to play the Black course. The sun finally came out yesterday and they were able to get an 8 a.m. tee time. Today’s paper reported that the course was everything they had hoped for and that it was worth the wait. (I’d rather stick needles in my eyes than play golf, but that’s just me.)


  3. Diane
    on May 14th, 2009
    @ 8:46 pm

    I didn’t catch the whole story on the news, but it seems they closed three schools in the city today because of the flu. A V.P. is in critical condition, but they don’t know if it’s because of an underlying condition. So, no, the saga’s not over yet.

    I’ll be student teaching this fall. I expected it to be interesting and nerve-wracking, but not this interesting and nerve-wracking.


  4. Milan Chihak
    on Oct 12th, 2013
    @ 4:37 pm

    Each Saturday and Sunday i used to visit your blog, because I need entertainment. Thank you.

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