In addition, families should know that the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) is available to answer your questions
about H1N1 Influenza. The CDC information line is answered
twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Contact CDC INFO
at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).
ACA CEO Peg Smith answers parents' questions regarding
H1N1 and summer camp.
The American Camp Association® (ACA) is working with the Association of Camp Nurses and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carefully monitor
the H1N1 Influenza situation, and provide regular updates
and information to our camps. ACA health and wellness standards
require accredited camps to have an established procedure
in practice to carefully screen for illness, injury, and
communicable diseases. In addition, ACA-accredited camps
are following best practices for universal precautions, including
hand washing and site and facility sanitation. At this time,
parents are encouraged to contact camps directly with specific
questions. Additional information on H1N1 can be found at www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/camp.htm.
Centers for Disease Control Offers H1N1 Flu for Parents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would
like to provide H1N1 flu guidance to parents and caregivers.
The American Camp
Association is carefully monitoring the H1N1 Influenza situation,
and providing informational updates to our camps. At this
time, parents are encouraged to contact camps directly with
specific questions. Additional information on H1N1 can be
found at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/.