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Department of Homeland Security

  • There are no border restrictions in effect. U.S. Customs and Border Protection continues to monitor the health status of incoming visitors at our land, sea and air ports watching out for illness as part of their standard operating procedure. 
  • The Department will be conducting press briefings on the H1N1 (Swine) Flu as needed.





  • Visit Department of Education for information about disseminating health information, planning for staff and student absences and school closures, and maintaining a learning environment.


The federal government has been working to prepare for a possible pandemic for years. The National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza (PDF, 17 pages - 570 KB) outlines roles and responsibility and identifies lead deparments for:

Each department is responsible for coordination of all efforts within its authorized mission, and departments are responsible for developing plans to implement this strategy.

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This page was last reviewed/modified on May 5, 2009.