Students Sick with Flu-Like Symptoms Advised to Stay Home
Students who feel ill with flu-like symptoms, are advised to stay home until 24 hours after the flu is gone, the Office of the President and Student Medical Director has advised.
In an effort to keep students informed on the approach of seasonal flu in fall, the Office the President of University of Nevada Reno is leaving nothing to chance. In a direct email to the faculty, staff and students during the second week of classes, the Medical Director of Student Health Centers advised students to be informed about the looming H1N1 virus.
The email stressed the fact that students have a personal responsibility for their own health and in general efforts to prevent the spread of the virus on campus.
Dr. Cheryl-Hug English, advised students in the email to embrace frequent hand-washing, to cover coughs and sneezes and to avoid touching nose and mouth. A list of other don’ts outlined, included sharing food, drink or utensils with others.
Vaccinations are considered the most effective way to prevent the flu, but such vaccinations will not be available will only be available by mid-fall, the email specified.
The question that remains answered is, do students take time to read important emails with specific health and safety information like this one?
What do you think? Leave me a note, whether you are a staff, student or faculty member?
Gideon F. For-mukwai,
Certified Emergency Manager