The Observer

County cancels elementary vaccinations

By Zack Potter, Online News Editor

October 30, 2009

With more and more students nationwide being diagnosed with flu-like illnesses, many elementary school students parents were pleased to hear that their children would have the opportunity to receive free seasonal flu vaccinations at elementary schools.  However, once MCPS was advised by the State of...

Low attendance gets attention

By Natalie Geisler, News Editor

October 30, 2009

During the week of Oct. 5, students experienced more space to roam the normally packed hallways, more one-on-one attention from teachers and an influx of germs that seemed to rival the Black Plague. Swine flu and a variety of other diseases and illnesses have inundated CHS in recent weeks, causing...

Will CHS be ready for a swine flu outbreak?

By Kirsten Appleton, Chief Production Manager

September 30, 2009

It was only four months ago when Rockville High School had to shut down completely due to swine flu. Today, with the virus and flu season approaching, many people are wondering: “What happens if H1N1 invades CHS?”  Assistant principal Leo McDonald does not think that school will close due to...

Students hit with H1N1

By Yasmin Akbari

September 29, 2009

NT musical and traveled to Scotland this summer contracted swine flu while on the trip. According to one RENT cast-member, his time with swine flu was the closest to a near-death experience he has ever come. The student asked to remain anonymous because he was told to avoid publicizing information...

Flu declared pandemic

By Alec Fanaroff, Staff Writer and Alec Fanaroff, Staff Writer

September 29, 2009

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), swine flu has officially been declared a pandemic, reaching phase 6, the highest level of infectious influenza. A total of 209,438 cases of swine flu and 2,185 deaths have been reported worldwide. According to the CDC, the H1N1 vaccine is expected...

Rockville HS reopens after closing for swine flu

By Yasmin Akbari, Fact Checker

June 3, 2009

There have been no reported cases of Swine Flu in MCPS since the May 1 closure of Rockville High School (RHS). In a May 5 countywide telephone recording sent to all members of the MCPS community, Superintendent Jerry Weast reported that RHS would reopen the following day after being closed three sc...

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