Over 410 cases of Influenza have been reported/diagnosed on campus. Our hope was that the flu would subside over spring break...it has not. We are seeing more cases. PLEASE, if you are diagnosed and can go home, please go home. We are finding students who have been diagnosed not being compliant with isolation while on campus. They are in common areas and classrooms without masks. This is causing the virus to spread. Please help us break the cycle.
Please make sure to wash your hands often!
Symptoms of flu include sudden onset of fever or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of flu can include body aches, headache, diarrhea, or vomiting.
Call Health Services to make an appointment to be seen. If you are too sick to leave your room, contact your RA or Public Safety for assistance. Hydration packs are available from Health Services (860.768.6601).
Arrangements can be made for food delivery using Dining Service's "Get Well Buddy" form. (see link on right side of this page)
Visit a healthcare provider to verify whether you have the flu or a cold. If flu is confirmed, contact your department head and/or direct supervisor. Faculty members, if possible, please notify your students through Blackboard or email on how class assignments will proceed.
Please, stay home or go home if you can. If you cannot get home, please self-isloate in your room until you are fever/cough-free for at least 24 hours without medication. If you need help getting food while you are on campus, please see our link on the right side of this page for our "Buddy Form". This will allow you to assign a friend to pick up meals under your food plan. We are here to help if you need any assistance with food, classes, medication, etc.
If you are diagnosed off campus, please notify us so we may help you with notification of your classes.
If a severe flu outbreak hits our community, we will take additional steps to avoid spreading the flu virus on campus.
If you have any questions about policies or would like to suggest action steps we can take, please email us at email@example.com. By working together, we can protect our community and have a productive fall and winter.
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While you are ill arrangements can be made for food delivery using Dining Services' Get Well Buddy system. Get Form