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School Dismissal Monitoring System


Report Flu-Related K-12 School Dismissals. CDC and the Department of Education, in collaboration with state and local health and education agencies and national non-governmental organizations, have implemented a school dismissal monitoring system that will generate daily accurate, real-time, national summary data on the number of school dismissals and the number of impacted students and teachers during the H1N1 pandemic. NACCHO is encouraging all local health departments to work with their education and state health agencies to participate in the system for the 2009-2010 school year. Click here for a Q&A about the system; click here to report school dismissals.

From Aug. 3 to Dec. 3, 2009—1,905 schools were dismissed impacting 618,121 students. School closures have so far also reached 40,074 teachers.*

*Please note that this is the cumulative data from the start of the monitoring system that will be updated each week, when new data is available.

Questions/comments to the CDC about school dismissal monitoring, please visit the CDC Web site or contact Laura Kann, PhD, Chief, Surveillance and Evaluation Research Branch, Division of Adolescent and School Health, CDC at (770) 488-6181 or

The CDC has made available a list of contacts for state school dismissal monitoring.  To obtain the school dismissal contact in your state, please e-mail