Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Resources for Preparing for Pandemic Influenza

A listing of resources and information on preparing for and responding to a potential influenza pandemic.

Mitigation, Prevention, Preparedness, & Response

Flu.gov External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Available from the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides planning information, checklists, sample letters in English and Spanish, and media messages.

U.S. Department of Education External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides information for schools on planning for pandemic.

Recovery

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Teachers’ Guidelines for Crisis Response External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

National Association of School Psychologists, Information for Families and Educators External link opens in new window or tab.

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, A Checklist for School Personnel to Evaluate and Implement the Mental Health Component of Your School Crisis and Emergency Plan External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coping with a Traumatic Event External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Infectious Disease Control Measures

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Surveillance System

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Questions:   Coordinated School Health and Safety Office | 916-319-0914
Last Reviewed: Monday, April 3, 2017