It can be really scary if one of your kids comes home with symptoms of the flu. How are you going to keep it from spreading to your other family members? Following are some unofficial (but logical and practical) ideas you might consider:
Know the signs and symptoms of the Swine Flu (H1N1)--Visit the CDC's website for the latest information. As fever is one of the hallmark symptoms, be prepared to monitor a person who's temperature is above normal. Keep the sick family member home from school or work until the fever is gone! The fever is your sign that the virus is still active--and if it's active, the virus can be transmitted. This is one time when you want to discourage "sharing"--it won't help the sick family member or his/her classmates or the workplace gang.
Isolate the family member as much as possible. Keep your healthy family members away from exposure to the higher concentrations of viruses likely to be in the "sick room" When people want to visit, go outside to avoid healthy folks' exposure to the potentially higher concentrations of virus in the sick-room. Infected family members should either eat meals in their rooms or have a family gathering outdoors --bundle up (if necessary) and socialize in the wide-open air, like a picnic or barbeque.