H1N1 A Influenza Videos for Parents and Educators 

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health, has produced two videos to inform parents and school personnel of the steps they can take to prevent the spread of H1N1 A Influenza (also known as "swine flu") and seasonal influenza.  

The videos - "H1N1 for Parents" and "H1N1 for Educators" - are available for viewing on the VDOE H1N1 Influenza A Web site at this address: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/influenza/index.shtml#vdoe_guidance  

School divisions are requested to post links to the videos on school and division Web sites. Divisions and schools with the capability of distributing mass e-mails to parents and employees are requested to send the following non-emergency, informational message to parents and staff:  

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health, has produced brief videos to inform parents and educators of the steps they can take to prevent the spread of H1N1 A and seasonal influenza in schools.   

Please view "H1N1 for Parents" (length 3:05) by clicking this link:

http://www.vdoe.whro.org/h1n1_parents/DOE_H1N1_PAR.swf  

A companion video, "H1N1 for Educators" (length 3:54), describes the steps schools should take to protect the health of students and staff and may be viewed at this address:

http://www.vdoe.whro.org/h1n1_educators/DOE_H1N1_EDU.swf

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/influenza/index.shtml  

Questions about the videos should be directed to Charles B. Pyle, director of communications, at (804) 371-2420 or

Additional information on H1N1 A Influenza and schools is available on the VDOE Web site at this address:  

Charles.Pyle@doe.virginia.gov ; or Julie C. Grimes, communications projects manager, at (804) 225-2775 or Julie.Grimes@doe.virginia.gov .