Influenza Emergency


Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

In the event of an influenza emergency on campus the Incident Command Team will activate the Emergency Operations Center.

Basic Influenza Information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Influenza Basics

To prevent the spread of flu
  • Stay home if you are sick-do not go to class or work until you have been without fever for 24 hours without using anti-fever medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen)
  • Cover your cough
  • Wash your hands frequently