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For Immediate Release: October 16, 2009


H1N! Influenza Updates

Commissioner Davy Announces DOE’s New H1N1 Web Page

Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy has announced the posting of the Department of Education’s new Web page related to H1N1 influenza planning and preparedness.
           
“New Jersey has a well-coordinated, interagency commitment to respond positively and effectively to an outbreak of H1N1,” Commissioner Davy said.  “It is essential that we continue to communicate to ensure that educators, health and emergency response officials, and the general public remain properly informed throughout the school year.  Our new Web page will be a key element in carrying accurate, timely and useful information for everyone.”

Commissioner Davy noted that Governor Jon Corzine has made a commitment for New Jersey to respond proactively in preparing for a potential pandemic.  In response,  the New Jersey Department of Education has been working closely with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness and other state agencies to ensure coordination of planning, preparedness and communication on the state level.
  
The new H1N1 Web page is available at: http://www.state.nj.us/education/schools/security/h1n1/ and can also be accessed from the department’s homepage from the graphic pictured above. It includes the most updated school-related information, guidance and resources on H1N1.  Commissioner Davy said the department will continue to update the Web site so that the entire education community can be prepared if there is a more severe H1N1 influenza outbreak.

The Department’s website also contains a link to the Department of Health and Senior Services webpage which is continuously updated and contains extensive information about H1N1 from its H1N1 Resource Center site: http://www.state.nj.us/health/flu/h1n1.shtml.