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Friday, May 22, 2009
Health Commissioner Frieden and Schools Chancellor Klein Discuss Rationale for School Closures
Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein discussed the rationale behind closing individual New York City schools in response to the presence of the H1N1 virus in New York City. All evidence suggests that the new virus is causing a large proportion of the city’s current flu cases. To date, 40 schools have been closed in an attempt to slow transmission within the school community.
PRESS RELEASE # 032-09







Friday, May 22, 2009
Health Commissioner Frieden and Schools Chancellor Klein Announce City Will Close Four More School Buildings in Response to Increased Flu-like Symptoms
Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing four more school buildings, one in Queens, two in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan for up to five days after documenting an unusually high amount of influenza-like illness over a number of days. The four school buildings will be closed as of tomorrow, Saturday, May 23.
PRESS RELEASE # 031-09







Thursday, May 21, 2009
Health Commissioner Frieden and Schools Chancellor Klein Announce City Will Close Six More School Buildings in Response to Increased Flu-like Symptoms
Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing four more school buildings in Queens, one in the Bronx, and one in Brooklyn, for up to five days after documenting an unusually high amount of influenza-like illness over a number of days. The six schools buildings will be closed beginning Friday, May 22.
PRESS RELEASE # 030-09







Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Health Commissioner Frieden and Schools Chancellor Klein Announce City Will Close Two More School Buildings in Response to Increased Flu-like Symptoms
Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing two more school buildings in Queens, for up to five school days after documenting unusually high number of influenza-like illness over a number of days. The two school buildings will be closed beginning Thursday, May 21st.
PRESS RELEASE # 029-09







Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Health Commissioner Frieden and Schools Chancellor Klein Announce City Will Close Three More Schools in Response to Increased Flu-like Symptoms
Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing three more schools—two in Queens and one in Lower Manhattan, for up to five school days after documenting unusually high and sustained number of influenza-like illness over a number of days. The three schools will be closed beginning Wednesday, May 20th.
PRESS RELEASE # 028-09







Monday, May 18, 2009
Health Commissioner Frieden and Schools Chancellor Klein Announce City Will Close Three More School Buildings in Response to Increased Flu-like Symptoms
Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing three more school buildings in Queens for up to five school days after documenting unusually high and sustained number of influenza-like illness over a number of days. The three school buildings will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 19th.
PRESS RELEASE # 027-09







Sunday, May 17, 2009
Health Commissioner Frieden and Schools Chancellor Klein Announce City Will Close Three Additional School Buildings in Response to Increased Flu-like Symptoms
Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing three more school buildings in Queens for up to five school days after documenting unusually high and increasing levels of influenza-like illnesses. The three school buildings will be closed beginning Monday, May 18th.
PRESS RELEASE # 026-09







Friday, May 15, 2009
Health Commissioner Frieden and Schools Chancellor Klein Announce City Will Close Three Additional Schools for in Response to H1N1 Virus
Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today announced that the City Health Department has recommended closing three more schools in the City — two in Queens and one in Brooklyn — for up to five school days after documenting unusually high levels of influenza-like illnesses. The three schools will be closed beginning Monday, May 15th.
PRESS RELEASE # 025-09







Friday, May 15, 2009
Statement from Health Commissioner Frieden
"It has been a unique honor and privilege to be Mayor Bloomberg's Health Commissioner and none of our health progress would have been possible without the Mayor's leadership. I have loved serving New Yorkers as Health Commissioner and am sorry to be leaving one of the greatest jobs in the world. I thank my wonderful colleagues at the Health Department for their creativity, dedication, and hard work, and I look forward to continuing to learn from them as they, my successor, and Mayor Bloomberg continue to set the model and pace for public health progress. I am deeply honored and privileged to be selected for this position, and I look forward to learning from and working with the wonderful staff of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
PRESS RELEASE # 024-09




Press release


Tuesday, May 5, 2009
New York City Smoking Rates Fall to Lowest Rate on Record
New York City has reached its lowest rate of smoking on record (15.8%), with less than 1 million adult smokers in the City – 350,000 fewer than in 2002. With less than 72 hours left in New York City’s annual Nicotine Patch and Gum Program, New Yorkers who want to quit should act fast. The Nicotine Patch and Gum Program provides New Yorkers with nicotine replacement therapy at no-cost, but ends this Thursday, May 7.
PRESS RELEASE # 023-09



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