Joint Press Conference on Schools and Swine Flu
April 29, 2009
A joint press conference will be held today encouraging school districts to make sure their required School Safety Plans include responses to pandemic flu. Information on a Contra Costa school closure also will be provided. Contra Costa health officials closed Highlands Elementary School in Pittsburg starting today after preliminary tests indicated three students were infected with swine flu.
1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 29
Contra Costa County Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Road
Contra Costa Health Services Director and County Health Officer Dr. William Walker will provide information on the Contra Costa school closure at the joint press conference with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell, Assembly Member Tom Torlakson and Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Joseph A. Ovick, who are holding a press conference encouraging school districts to make sure their required School Safety Plans include responses to pandemic flu.
More information on swine flu is available on the CCHS website at www.cchealth.org.
No interviews with Dr. William Walker prior to the press conference. More info will be posted on www.cchealth.org later today.
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