now on air at press conference.  (Sorry, no link – link should be available later on WH site but this is important information, so I think it should get out now).


President Obama:“It’s also the recommendation of our public health officials that schools with confirmed or suspected cases of H1N1 should strongly consider temporarily closing so that we can be as safe as possible. If the situation becomes more serious and we have to take more extensive steps, then parents should also think about contingencies if schools in their areas do temporarily shut down figuring out and planning what their child care situation would be. If we ended up having a school closure, a child was sick, just sending the child from the school to a daycare center is not a good solution so we would have to think through, and each parent I think would have to think through what options would be available to them in the event that this became more serious.”