Resources for Preparing for Pandemic InfluenzaA listing of resources and information on preparing for and responding to a potential influenza pandemic.
Mitigation, Prevention, Preparedness, & Response
Information on pandemic influenza from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action, 2002 Edition
The California Department of Education provides a two-component model and step-by-step guidance for schools to develop a comprehensive safe school plan. It also reviews the legal requirements and the benefits of safety planning to help schools annually revise and amend their safe school plan.
Safe Schools Planning
Information for safe schools planning, school safety issues, and prevention and intervention programs and strategies.
California Healthy Kids Resource Center
Provides free loans of instructional resources to school personnel, including materials for programs to teach basic hygiene in the classroom.
Crisis Response Box (PDF)
Developed in partnership with the California Department of Education and the California Attorney General's Office.
Disaster Planning: Self-Assessment Guide for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes
Available from the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Provides planning information for all types of emergencies and disasters, including pandemic flu. (Outside Source)
Contra Costa County Health Department’s Pandemic Flu School Action Kit
Provides planning information, checklists, sample letters in English and Spanish, and media messages.
U.S. Department of Education
Provides information for schools on planning for pandemic.
Infectious Disease Control Measures
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Preventing Seasonal Flu with Vaccination
- Seasonal Flu , includes information about why children or teenagers with flu-like symptoms should NOT take aspirin.
- Key Facts About the Flu , a fact sheet including information about flu symptoms, how flu spreads, and how to prevent flu.
- "Stop the Spread of Germs" posters: