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  •  My daughter's school closed on Fri (13+ / 0-)

    Supposedly 1 case of swine flu.  No other elementary schools in the district were closed, nor the high schools, but 2  of the junior highs.  I appreciated the concern on the part of the district.  We're supposed to hear tonight if school is in session tomorrow.

    minx 1952. You do the math.

    by chicago minx on Sun May 03, 2009 at 08:12:21 AM PDT

    •  so did mine (Rockville HS, MD) (4+ / 0-)

      Just got an automated phone call from the principle that school will be closed indefinitely and where students will be taking their AP exams etc. The one suspected but probable case has not yet been confirmed by the CDC but I just checked the website and it was updated at 11 AM -- another 66 confirmed cases and is now in 30 states, yesterday it was 160 in 22 states (or something like that)

      sigh. my sons return home from college next weekend, one attends in Boston and the number of confirmed cases increased there overnight.

      I wonder what this week will bring. . .

      Those who survive are those who adapt.

      by donailin on Sun May 03, 2009 at 08:33:03 AM PDT

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      •  increased in Massachusetts, not Boston (3+ / 0-)
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        Fabian, chicago minx, KimD

        sorry! should have edited before hitting send!

        Those who survive are those who adapt.

        by donailin on Sun May 03, 2009 at 08:34:17 AM PDT

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      •  MD stats - 4 confirmed cases (0+ / 0-)

        from FluTracker (browse like a google map)

        Report Date: 5/2/2009
        Reported Location: 9200 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708
        Confirmed Cases: 1
        The affected schools are: Rockville High School in Montgomery County; Milford Mill Academy in Baltimore County; Folger McKinsey Elementary School in Anne Arundel County; and Montpelier Elementary School in Prince George's County. The schools will be closed for up to 14 days. Extracurricular activities also are canceled. Rockville High never opened Friday because a student there appeared to be the first person in Maryland thought to have acquired the virus without having contact with someone who had traveled to Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak and the place with the most severe cases. Later, officials determined that the ill student at Montpelier also had no link to Mexico or any other affected country. The schools in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, where officials announced Wednesday that there were likely cases, were open for the past two days despite the knowledge that a sick child attended each school. Many parents kept their children home. At Milford Mill, parents are being told that school will open Thursday. Frances Phillips, deputy state health secretary, said decisions to reopen will be made on a case-by-case basis.

      •  Harvard (0+ / 0-)

        I think the only uni in Boston that had any cases at all was over at the Harvard's Dental school, so if your son isn't there, there's probably no need to worry. I'm sure that Harvard is taking every precaution.

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