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Media Advisory

Joint Press Conference on Schools and Swine Flu


April 29, 2009



Archived. This is an older press release from 2009 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.



What:

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.

When:

1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 29

Where:

Contra Costa County Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Road
Pleasant Hill

Who:

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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