UNF administrators are actively planning and
preparing for the flu season which will involve H1N1 flu (swine flu) in
addition to other influenza. Housing administrators are part of a
university-wide task force monitoring this situation. All campus
facilities are in full compliance with the guidelines and
recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Duval
County Health Department, the UNF Environmental Health & Safety
Department (EH&S), and the UNF Student Health Services (SHS). At
this time, there are no campus notices or alerts. Health care
professionals encourage you to stay informed, stay healthy, and be
Information from the CDC and other health agencies.
Get vaccinated for the H1N1 flu
Purchase hand sanitizer for
personal use; purchase air/hard surface disinfectant for personal use;
have a supply of over-the counter medicines available; have a supply of
clear liquids available; and have a supply of tissues available.
Plan to self-isolate.
If you experience the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately:
According to the CDC website, those
who are well but living with ill family members or roommates with
flu-like illness can go about their daily business as usual. They need
to monitor their health daily and take common sense precautions
including washing hands often with soap and water or using alcohol-based
hand cleaners. They are also encouraged to remain at least 6 feet away
from the ill family member or roommate at all times.
More info: CDC Home
Care Guide for Flu
No. See "Q. What should I do if I become ill with flu-like symptoms?"
UNF does not require ill students to leave campus if they develop
flu-like illnesses. However, many students may find it more comfortable
to return home for that time period to continue their recovery.
Whenever possible, students wishing to return home to recover should
travel by private vehicle rather than public transportation.
Students are required to keep living areas clean on an ongoing basis
and semi-private/private bathrooms clean between weekly staff cleanings.
To that end, the CDC recommends that surfaces are kept clean "by wiping
them down with household disinfectants according to directions on the
product label. Several chemical germicides, including chlorine, hydrogen
peroxide, detergents (soap), iodophors (iodine-based antiseptics), and
alcohols are effective against human influenza viruses if used in proper
concentration for a sufficient length of time."
Some Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggested household or personal products for cleaning and sanitizing:
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