September 30, 2017 - San Diego, CA
The City of San Diego will close schools and health centers on Wednesday, September 30, for a day of mandatory and community meetings about the threat of Zika virus and health needs of the approximately 12,000 students attending the schools and 9,500 health centers in San Diego County.
The city recommends that attendees avoid contact with patients, animals, and people with symptomatic symptoms of Zika virus like fever, rash, conjunctivitis or joint pain.
In addition, the city has reached out to local organizations for additional information. City leaders, parents, teachers, health officers, health officials, and health care providers will attend community meetings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today in the following locations:
Westside West Elementary School, 1528 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92117; San Diego Community College (Romeo and Juliet High School), 1135 E. Jefferson Hwy., San Diego, CA 92092. Chula Vista Junior High School, 907 Chula Vista Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91954.
The City of San Diego and San Diego County will host an Information and Activation Conference during which all members of the healthcare community in San Diego County, including specialists, physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, and public health advocates, can learn about the health and risks of Zika virus, or learn more about the ways they can help educate and empower families and communities by reaching parents, educators and community members.
The information and training will be provided both in person and online.
The conference is open to all healthcare providers, including emergency responders, healthcare professionals, and local health workers.
The location for the meeting is as follows:
September 30, 2017 - Houston, TX
Houston Health Department has reached out to health care providers and individuals to educate about the potential Zika virus on Tuesday, September 28, 2017. Additionally, Houston Health Advisory Committee (HAC) members will meet with the media and community on Tuesday, September 28, 2017 at 6:34 p.m., to discuss the potential health risks of the Zika virus.
For those of you with infants in need of prenatal care, Houston Health Department and the Houston Center for Family & Community Health will be hosting information sessions from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2017 in collaboration with other health care providers in Houston, at:
Covered by Harris Health Services (HHS/ CFS): CFS/CHIP at the Harris Health Central and Houston Health Children Services clinics; and
CHI at the University of Houston Health System.
Additionally, Harris Health Services’ Office of the Chief Medical Examiner also has been contacted by the Houston State Health Division to assist with a potential autopsy of a Zika-affected individual whose body fluids may have been transmitted to a pregnant woman whose fetus was diagnosed with Zika virus.
For parents of children with asthma, Harris Health Services (HHS/ HHS) is asking healthcare providers who may have asthma, heart failure, diabetes, or other pulmonary condition to