A primary teacher in a school near us has been diagnosed & is at home being treated. The Head has kept the school open. Most people find this no problem,but a few have been horrified & have kept thier children home,much to the Heads very public disgust !
I can understand if a parent has a new baby they can't avoid taking on the school run,or have a child with a lowered immune system,but generally I think there is a lot of over reacting.
A friend who works in a mental health facility in California emailed to say she was feeling better now after contracting swine flu at work. They were very straightforward-home,rest & don't forget to wear a face mask on her way to & from the doctors office for the inevitable shots !
She said she felt like a Japanese tourist with her face covered up