ETSU Housing Students:
The flu season will last through the fall and winter. More than one kind of the flu virus will be spreading this season, including seasonal flu and H1N1. For the most part, in otherwise healthy individuals, the new H1N1 influenza strain has resulted in illness similar to the usual seasonal flu. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, nasal congestion, headaches and nausea.
If you develop influenza-like illness:
You are advised to remain in your room or apartment and away from class and other public areas until you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
If you live relatively close to the campus, you are encouraged to return home while you are experiencing flu-like symptoms. Please try to limit contact with others as much as possible on the return home.
Students who have the flu and are living in a single room with a private bathroom should stay in their room. Students living in suite style room should remain in their rooms and receive care and meals from a single person. You can establish a “flu-buddy scheme” in which you can pair with another student if one or the other becomes ill, rather than being cared for by multiple persons.
Contact your healthcare provider or Student Health Service- 439-4225 for medical assistance and information.
Contact your faculty members directly to request an accommodation for missed classes.
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Tips for staying healthy include:
Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol based hand sanitizer especially after you cough or sneeze.
Cover your mouth or nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and toss the tissue into the trash.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people. Never eat/drink after someone.
Limit the spread of germs by trying not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, particularly when you are ill.