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Swine Flu: Two More Deaths, School Status

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with Sesame Street character Elmo at a news conference to encourage families and children to take steps to protect themselves from the H1N1 influenza virus, on May 22, 2009, in Washington, DC. (Getty)

Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with Sesame Street character Elmo at a news conference to encourage families and children to take steps to protect themselves from the H1N1 influenza virus, on May 22, 2009, in Washington, DC. (Getty)

Two more New York City deaths have been linked to swine flu. A 41-year-old Queens woman and a 34-year-old Brooklyn man died over the weekend. Both tested positive for H1N1. But Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden says it’s not yet clear whether the virus caused the death or was a factor.

'Both have died, but the autopsy which gives the details and says whether something else is going on won’t be ready for some time.'

Frieden says both had underlying health conditions, but he would not say what they were, citing patient privacy. He also says the two did not work in schools, where the outbreak has been concentrated. He did not say whether they had any links to school students or staff.

Latest swine flu school closures from the Board of Education

Schools closed Wednesday, May 27

The following schools will be closed on Wednesday, May 27 because they have experienced unusually high levels of influenza-like illness in recent days. All of these schools are closed based on recommendations from the New York City Department of Health.

Queens

* PS 58Q - reopening Thursday, May 28
* P9Q's program at PS 58Q - reopening Thursday, May 28
o Please note that the main P9 building in Maspeth is NOT closed. Only the P9 location at PS 58Q is closed.
* P811Q's program at building P822Q - reopening Monday, June 1
o Please note that the P811 program at PS 136Q is NOT closed. Only the location at P822Q is closed.

Brooklyn

* PS 160K - reopening Thursday, May 28
* PS/IS 384K - reopening Thursday, May 28
* P53K's program at PS/IS 384K - reopening Thursday, May 28
* PS 231K's program at PS/IS 180K - reopening Monday, June 1
o Please note that PS/IS 180K is NOT closed. Only PS 231K's program there is closed.
* PS 369K - reopening Monday, June 1

Manhattan

* PS 30M - reopening Thursday, May 28
* PS 138M - reopening Thursday, May 28
* Kappa II - reopening Thursday, May 28
* PS 128M - reopening Monday, June 1

Bronx

* PS 68X - reopening Monday, June 1

Schools reopening Wednesday, May 27:

The following schools were previously closed but will reopen on Wednesday, May 27.

Queens

* PS 143Q
* PS 203Q
* PS/IS 499Q
* P993 (District 75 program located at PS/IS 499Q)
* IS 73Q

Brooklyn

* MS 113K
* P372 (District 75 program located at MS 113K)

Bronx

* PS 111X
* Bronx Charter School for Better Learning

Reopened schools

The following schools were previously closed but have reopened:

Queens:

* PS 177Q - reopened Wednesday, May 6
* PS 16Q - reopened Friday, May 22
* P255 (District 75 program located at PS 16Q) - reopened Friday, May 22
* IS 5Q - reopened Friday, May 22
* P9 (District 75 program located at IS 5Q) - reopened Friday, May 22
* PS 19Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* PS 32Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* PS 35Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* PS 107Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* PS 130Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* Q993 (District 75 program located at PS 130Q) - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* PS 209Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* P9 (District 75 program located at PS 209Q) - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* PS 242Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* IS 25Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* Q233 (District 75 program located at IS 25Q) - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* World Journalism Preparatory - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* IS 238Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* JHS 74Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* MS 158Q - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* Merrick Academy Charter School - reopened Tuesday, May 26

Brooklyn:

* IS 318K - reopened Tuesday, May 26

Manhattan:

* PS 130M - reopened Tuesday, May 26

Bronx:

* South Bronx Charter School for International Culture & the Arts (all three locations) - reopened Tuesday, May 26
* Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries - reopened Tuesday, May 26

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