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H1N1 and back-to-school

State public health department and state board of education team up to keep students healthy during upcoming fall flu season

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[August 21, 2009]  SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Department of Public Health Director Damon T. Arnold and Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Christopher Koch will join local school and public health officials Friday morning to issue flu guidance to schools to help reduce illness in schools statewide. The guidance is designed to decrease the spread of regular seasonal flu and the new H1N1 flu while limiting the disruption of day-to-day activities and the learning that goes on in schools.


  • Dr. Damon T. Arnold, Illinois Department of Public Health director

  • Dr. Christopher A. Koch, Illinois State Board of Education superintendent

  • Jim Stone, Sangamon County Health Department administrator

  • Dr. Walter Milton Jr., Springfield District 186 superintendent

When: 10:30 a.m. Friday

Where: Lindsay Elementary School in Springfield.

[Text from Illinois Department of Public Health file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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