2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
We are taking steps to prevent the spread of flu at GSU by working closely with county and state health departments to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take at the university.
We will keep you informed as new information becomes available.
Here are a few things you can do to help.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand cleaners.
- 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 elbow or shoulder—not into your hands.
- Know the symptoms of flu. Do not go to class or work if you have symptoms. Symptoms include fever or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of flu can include runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting. Stay home if you are sick for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever. If flu conditions become MORE severe, stay home for at least seven days, even if you feel better sooner.
- Talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions and to find out if you should be vaccinated for seasonal flu and/or 2009 H1N1 flu.
- Persons with either suspected or confirmed H1N1 Flu are asked to report their condition in a message on a confidential GSU hotline at 708.235.2827 or ext. 2827.
Learn more about 2009 H1N1 flu vaccination and the seasonal flu vaccine.