February 11, 2019
We are currently seeing cases of influenza on our campus. This year’s strain of influenza has demonstrated the potential to cause serious illness.
It is not too late to get a flu shot! The flu shot can prevent you from getting the flu – or can result in a milder case of the flu if you get it. Any student interested in getting the flu shot – please call the health center at 413-542-2267.
We strongly recommend that you take the following everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your handsoften with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people. And, while sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
If you are sick with flu-like symptoms – which are usually fever, body aches and cough – you should treat your symptoms with Tylenol or Ibuprofen, fluids and rest. If your symptoms are severe or if you have questions or concerns – please call the health center at 413-542-2267.
For additional information about influenza - https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html