Message to Fillmore Unified regarding H1N1 (Swine) Flu

Greetings and Good News
We have been informed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance for schools regarding the prevention of the spread of the H1N1 virus, aka Swine Flu. Due to the fact that most cases have not been severe and comparable to seasonal influenza, schools will no longer be required to close.

What this means locally: we have been informed that our County Public Health Officer (Dr. Robert Levin) has contacted the Hueneme and Conejo Valley school districts and lifted the student dismissal directive for their affected sites. We also anticipate receiving formal confirmation from Dr. Levin that no other schools will require the dismissal of students should a student or staff member become infected.

HOWEVER, we strongly recommend that you and appropriate staff visit the CDC website at and follow the recommendations listed on their webpage, including the need to quarantine any students showing up at school with flulike symptoms. Also, please continue all other safety practices recommended by our Public Health Dept. such relative to personal hygiene, etc.

We will keep you posted with other bulletins/updates as we receive them.