Pandemic Influenza - Mitigation Checklist for Schools Mobile App
The Pandemic Influenza – Mitigation Checklist for Schools is a useful mitigation checklist for protecting students and teachers in schools from pandemic flu.
How does it work?
The app helps with putting together a committee to develop mitigation strategies, disease policies, and disease-in-school procedures. The app can prompt a school closure, address workforce absence, develop prevention posters, influenza interventions (such as influenza vaccine, antiviral use and identifying flu-like symptoms), provide education for flu transmission and the mitigation of the spread of influence. Educating students and educators alike in general disease transmission and influenza transmission strategies such as hand washing, avoiding person-to-person contact with those who are symptomatic, encouraging absenteeism for those displaying any symptoms, and other interventions. An influenza outbreak can be detrimental in school-aged children, and proper pandemic preparedness and pandemic planning can help to ensure any outbreak is addressed appropriately, communicable disease is stifled, and the spread of influenza inside and outside of a school is minimized.