SPREAD THE MESSAGE......NOT THE GERMS!
Oakland University is constantly working to
provide a healthy and safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and
visitors. We are committed to educate and train individuals in the prevention
and control of infectious diseases as well as the potential for widespread
PRIMARY. College students should pack more than their iPad and mini-fridge.
Health authorities say that they should also pack an ounce of prevention
against communicable diseases. Living in residence halls, apartments, and
off-campus housing can be a great experience, but know that everything which you own
will probably be used by one person or another at some time. If you have
roommates and visitors, be aware that items such as phones, computer keyboards, TV
remote controls, and even towels are all carriers of infectious disease.
Stop the Flu @ OU
Be a FLU Fighter !
·Don’t Wait …
·Stay home if
you are sick
·Stay home for
at least 24 hours after your fever has ended
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·Get plenty of
ADDITIONAL FLU PREVENTION:
Hand Hygiene – Remember frequent hand washing for 15-20 seconds with soap
and water and the use of hand sanitizers when soap and water are not readily
available. Clean Hands Help
- Etiquette – Help
stop the spread of germs and avoid the contamination of hands,
- Cover your
mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- If you don't
have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- Put your used
tissue in the waste basket.
Distancing – Reduce contacts with infected persons whenever possible. Avoid
crowds and any close contact when ill.
- Personal and
Family Preparedness Plans –You and your family come first. Promote
preparedness at home and at work.
- Flu Vaccine – The
single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.