Campus Flu Plan
Jamestown College is committed to the health and wellbeing of its students, faculty and staff. Each year we face an increase in influenza outbreak and the college has been in close contact with state and local health officials to formulate an appropriate plan for Jamestown College. The nursing department will arrange flu shot clinics as soon as flu vaccination supplies arrive, so keep an eye out for posted dates, times and locations.
The most effective way to control the spread of the flu is social distancing; as a result students need to keep in communication with their professors regarding class attendance and responsibilities if they suspect they have contracted the flu. Please inform your residence hall staff if you or someone you know is thought to have the flu so we can assist in protecting all involved. If you are experiencing a fever, sore throat, cough or any of the other symptoms, please consider doing the following:
- If you have chosen not to take any medication, stay in your residence hall room until 24 hours after the fever has subsided.
- If you have been taking fever-reducing medication, stay in your room until you have been able to stop using the medication and to maintain a normal temperature for 24 hours.
For students who are feeling ill and stay in their room, arrangements can be made with dining services for meals to be delivered to you as you need. Any student living in the residence hall that has flu-like illness and is coughing or sneezing can obtain a surgical mask from the Resident Director of the hall. The masks are only for those who are ill in order to help prevent others from becoming sick. Wearing a mask provides no benefit to a healthy person.
Students who may feel ill and would like to consult a medical professional you can call one of the following;
The following are the recommended common-sense health precautions we are asking the entire campus to take.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, especially after you cough or sneeze
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue in the trash after use. If you don’t have a tissue, cough into your elbow rather than your hand.
- If you get sick, avoid contact with others if possible to keep from infecting them.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Follow good health practices: drink plenty of water and get adequate sleep, nutrition and physical activity
For more information on H1N1 and travel advisories that have been issued because of the flu, you are encouraged to review the following links: