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Flu Pandemic

A flu pandemic is when a flu virus spreads easily between people and causes illness and or deaths in a widespread area or around the world. Depending on how severe the flu pandemic is, some types of services and goods could run low or be interrupted. Schools, child-care facilities and businesses could be closed for a time as authorities try to slow the spread of the flu. It is important for each of us to support those efforts.

Some basic steps to take are:

  • Wash hands often and well using hot soapy water.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and dispose of used tissues appropriately.
  • Don’t touch your nose or mouth area with unwashed hands.
  • Don’t share items that could spread mucous or saliva.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • If you have the flu, stay home until you are well.

Public Health Authorities will tell us if a flu pandemic has been declared. The Office of Student Affairs will then alert the campus community.

If you would like further information please contact:

Director - The Warren County Health Department
309-734-1314

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Mercer - The Mercer County Health Department
309-582-3759

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