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A Four Stage Incident Management Process is Provided and Discussed.

Learn How To Plan
  Make everyone a stakeholder. Spell out roles and   responsibilities.

Protect Your Students
  Know your resources.
  Test them against your toughest   scenarios.

Know How To Respond
  Recognize problems earlier.
  Make the right decision faster.

Plan To Continue
  Keep the learning process alive.

It's not a matter of IF, but WHEN
To Close or Not to Close

School Closure Discussion-Based Exercise
A Facilitated discussion among educators, law enforcement, public health, and emergency management representative and other planning partners to consider the process of school closure and how school closure would effect their organizations and communities.

Each day of the workshop will offer training on a wide range of issues including:

Emergency Plan: Addresses all four phases of emergency    management planning.
Pandemic Plan: This plan is built upon components in    existing emergency management plans .
Communication Plan: Identify audiences and developing key    messages (students, parents, staff, etc.).
Privacy: Privacy issues and challenges.
School Closure: Consider the process of school closure and    how school closure would effect their organizations and    communications.
Legal Preparedness: Legal Preparedness for school closures    in response to H1N1 flu.
Expand Prevention: Action steps to prevent the spread of    H1N1 flu and help to keep students, teachers, and staff from    getting sick.
Surveillance Systems: Plan for creating and implementing a    surveillance system in partnership with state and /or local    health departments.
Index of Suspicion: Key symptoms Influenza like illness,    fever, flush, sore throat or cough.
Response: Building a school-based crisis team.
Risk Communications: Media relations, crisis communications    news & information.
Community Partners: What can community and faith-based    organizations do to help families and school during a flu    response?
Incident Command: Incident Command Systems, The    Transition Form Routine Day to Day Operations to Effective    Management Control.
Recovery: Working with students, families, staff, friends and    the school community.
Continuity of Learning: Planning for Recovery in the    Preparedness Phase & How to keep the Learning Process    Alive.
Strategies: Alternate learning strategies. Restructuring of    school calendar.
Recovery: Establish the criteria for calling an end to the    pandemic event and resuming learning and activities.
Influenza-like Illness: What to do if a student, faculty, or a    staff appear to have an influenza-like illness at arrival or    become ill during the school day.
Risk Assessment: Siblings of sick children and their ability to    continue to aatend school.
Real Cases: Triggers for moving plans to action.
Contingency Plans: Contingency plans who depend on    student housing and food services.
Grants Workshop: Finding your School H1NI Preparedness    Planning Workshop
School-Based: School based outbreak, communication plan    identify audiences and key messages (students parents,    faculty, staff, etc)
School Dismissal: What is the difference between a school    dismissal and school closure? What are the different types of    school dismissal?
Supplies & Tools: Supplies, equipment, and services that    needed during the outbreak.
Counseling Services: Develop a plan for providing 24/7    counseling services for students, staff and faculty.
Districts: Responsibility for Setting and Enforcing Standards.
Best Practices: How to conduct drills and exercises using    best practices?
Real Cases: Characteristics of a pandemic influenza.
Screening: Best practices for conducting active fever and    symptom screening of students, teachers and staff.
Pandemic Planning: Take Action key Principles for effective    pandemic planning.
Social Distancing: What can schools do to increase social    distance during an H1N1 outbreak. School bus rides, what    precautions should be made?
Infection Control: Implementing Infection control policies and    procedures that help limit the spread of influenza.
Communications: How does emergency communications    work better ways of getting the message out to students,    parents and staff.

   Reserve your seat at the Swine Flu School Planning Workshop
   For more information call (202) 536-5000 for immediate service

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Speakers during the Conference
Dr. Jon Kim Andrus
Dr. George Benjamin
Dr. Adewale Troutman
Dr. Rony Francois
Stephen Sroka
Dr. Samuel Bogoch
Darrell Darnell
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The International Swine Flu Conference