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Flu Information - 2020

The start of spring semester can overlap with the onset of flu season. Our top priority is your health and safety.

Some measures to prevent flu are:

  • Receive a seasonal flu vaccine (Vaccine is still available in the Health & Wellness Center)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into your arm
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand cleaners when soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Do not share utensils, drinks, cigarettes or personal care items
  • Try to avoid close contact with folks who are ill

Flu symptoms generally include:

  • cough and /or sore throat
  • fever greater than 100 degrees F
  • fatigue and aches

Flu or influenza is caused by a virus. Symptoms may last 7 – 10 days. The fever usually ends in 3 – 4 days. Often the cough is the last symptom to go away. Rest and treating your symptoms is the best way to get better.

Students who experience flu-like symptoms can visit or phone the Student Health & Wellness Center at 610-328-8058 for evaluation and treatment.

Students who are considered to have the flu are encouraged to:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Drink fluids
  • Take ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fever, chills and body aches
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

Self-exclusion from group activities and class is advised until your fever is resolved for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications
Additional Resource – Centers for Disease Control