- Engaging in preventative hygiene measure such as covering cough and washing hands frequently.
- Receiving a vaccination, if you are deemed eligible, in accordance with public health guidelines.
- Protecting yourself and others by contacting your healthcare provider and staying home if you are feeling ill until 24 hours after symptoms are gone.
- Taking safety precautions when traveling to areas affected by disease.
An influenza pandemic is a widespread flu outbreak. Mild symptoms of influenza include fever and cough. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing or shortness of breath, pain or pressure in the chest or stomach, bluish skin color, dizziness or confusion, nausea or vomiting, or increasing fever. The University’s goal is to keep the community healthy and safe by preparing contingency plans. General tips for preparing for flu or any readily communicable disease may include: