BREAKING NEWS: TWO HISD SCHOOLS TO CLOSE BECAUSE OF SUSPECTED CASES OF SWINE FLU!
KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME IF THEY ATTEND THESE HOUSTON SCHOOLS!
Harvard Elementary School and Hamilton Middle School are closed until further notice. Late last night the City of Houston Health Department informed HISD Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra of two probable, but not confirmed, cases of swine flu and advised the district to immediately close both schools as a precaution.
The principals of both schools sent out automated phone messages shortly after midnight to parents and staff in order to give them as much notice as possible.
Parents and staff were advised that if anyone in their household develops any flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue that they should seek medical treatment. Swine flu can be effectively treated by doctors.
HISD and the City Health Department will hold a joint news conference at 9:00 a.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 West 18th, 77092).