Parents keep children in daycares despite H1N1 Flu threat

The threat of the H1N1 flu in the Texas Panhandle appears to be having little impact on parents.

As NewsChannel 10 first reported Wednesday, the State issued additional precautions for daycare centers.

Until further notice, they are to call the State Health Department with enrollment information, attendance and reasons for "any" absences.

We spoke with many local schools and daycares and so far, the H1-N1 scare hasn't stopped any parents from dropping off their kids.

Parents tell us they are confident that the daycares they use will follow all of the new requirements put in place by the health department.

That includes going above and beyond when it comes to sanitizing and checking for flu-like symptoms throughout the day.

Symptoms include:

  • 100 degree or greater temperature
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • chills
  • headache
  • muscle aches

NewsChannel 10 spoke with St. Joseph's Daycare in Amarillo and they tell us that because of state rules, parents feel like they will be properly informed if any changes do take place.