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Instructions for Students with Flu/ILI (Influenza-like Illness)


  • 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
  • Fainting
  • Confusion
  • Flu-like symptoms improve, but then return with fever and worse cough

Last Updated 7/21/14


It's FLU SHOT Season!

Students, get your
FREE flu shot at the
Student Health Center.

CALL 395-2414 TO

Stay healthy:
* eat balanced meals
* get adequate sleep
* good hand washing
* manage stress levels

We are here for you
if you need us!