We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding the Swine Flu
Outbreak occurring in Mexico and some areas of the United States. At this time, there are no
confirmed cases in Connecticut, although we expect this to change in the near future. We urge you
to spend some time talking about this with your children to help them better understand the
situation, alleviate fears they may have, and, to educate them on some basic personal hygiene
practices that will help limit the spread of disease.
These are some issues you can discuss:
Let them know that there are well trained individuals that write plans and conduct drills that test
their plans, all in preparation for events such as this.
Remind your children to practice good personal hygiene including: washing their hands often
with soap and water; cover their cough and sneezes with the inner part of their elbow. In
addition, stay away from those who are sick and avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth
since these are avenues for disease transmission.
Seek medical attention if you or your children are experiencing two of the following symptoms:
Fever of 100°F or more, sore throat or cough.
The school nurse has been made aware of the situation and will closely monitor the health of
the children at our schools.
We will be releasing more information as needed and will be posting updates on both the
Board of Education and City of Waterbury websites.
Copy of memo that went home 4/28/09
Below are some links you may find useful:
Please note the following links to information about swine flu:
Connecticut Department of Public Health - web site, up to minute information on state status, information in both English and Spanish