Flu Season Preparedness
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 prepared.
Tips for Preparedness
- Eat healthy, get 8 to 10 hours of sleep per night, and exercise.
- Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person, through coughing or sneezing of infected persons.
- Take everyday actions to stay healthy:
- 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 hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing behaviors.
- Find healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety.
- Vaccinations for H1N1 flu for students under 24 years of age may be available in October. Seasonal flu vaccine for all students, staff, and faculty will likely be available prior to October.
- Purchase hand sanitizer for your personal use.
- Purchase air/hard surface disinfectant for your personal use.
- Include a thermometer in your personal first aid kit.
*Information from the CDC and other health agencies.
Frequently Asked Questions