Flu Outbreak At Elementary School So Widespread Principal Decided To Close
"There’s no nobility in spreading germs," said Kevin Eckery, a spokesman for the Diocese of Sacramento, about St. Mary School's closing.
More Than 40 Flu Absences Hit Sacramento Elementary School, Causing Closure
St. Mary School in East Sacramento closed Tuesday after 40 kids came into the office with fever or other flu symptoms, according to Diocese of Sacramento officials. Monday, 11 faculty and staff members were also absent because they weren’t feeling well, said Kevin Eckery, spokesman for the Diocese of Sacramento. (Sullivan, 2/6)
In other news from across the state —
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Program Aims To Saves Money By Paying Homeless Healthcare
San Diego County plans to spend about $22 million on health care for homeless people over the next three years, but intends to save even more in the process. The Whole Person Wellness program was launched last month after the county Health and Human Services Agency signed contracts with the groups Exodus Recovery and PATH — People Assisting The Homeless — to bring health services to 1,049 homeless people countywide who have been identified as frequent users of emergency care services. (Warth, 2/6)