Instructions for Students with Flu/ILI (Influenza-like Illness)
DO NOT ATTEND CLASSES
Contact your professors about your absence. (Instructions for each professor are in the course syllabus)
Contact the Health Center to speak to a nurse--it is not necessary to come in for a "note."
"Self-isolate" - Limit interactions with other people, until 24 hours after your fever is gone.
If possible, return home to avoid flu transmission to others.
Residence Hall Students:
Contact your RA or RD about meal slips.
All Students with roommates should avoid close contact with others. Try to maintain a space of 6 feet between you and your roommates. When this is not possible, wear a surgical mask during the period of contact. You can get the mask at the Health Center. If a roommate has a medical condition that might put them at high-risk for flu complications, such as diabetes, kidney disease, immune disorder, cancer, or asthma they should call the Health Center at 395-2414 to speak with a nurse.
Students in a private room should remain in their room and receive care and meals from a single person if possible.
Flu Spreads with close contact!
COVER your cough! Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow
Discard used tissues in the trash
Wash your hands frequently
Clean common surfaces like doorknobs, faucets and light switches with your regular cleaning solution
Kissing, sharing of eating/drinking utensils, or close contact with others might result in their exposure to your respiratory droplets.
Seek emergency medical care immediately if you or your roommate/friend has:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Fever and shaking chills
Bluish or gray skin color
Not urinating or very dark urine
Severe or persistent vomiting
Difficulty waking up
Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
Flu-like symptoms improve, but then return with fever and worse cough