What To Do If You Have The Flu

TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THOSE SUFFERING FLU SYMPTOMS

Silver Lake's goal is to keep as many people as healthy as possible, and to plan for ways to stay open if there was to be an outbreak of the H1N1 flu. In order to determine the severity of illness on campus, we are asking students who have flu symptoms or are diagnosed with H1N1 to contact Julie Mayrose, Vice President of Student Life and Admissions (686-6125). Knowing this will assist us to determine if classes need to be cancelled or if the college should be closed.

For all students - If you develop flu-like symptoms:

  • Contact your physician. The CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (without the use of fever-reducing medications) except to get medical care or for other necessities.
  • Inform Julie Mayrose, Vice President of Student Life and Admissions (686-6125), if you have flu symptoms or are diagnosed with H1N1.
  • Contact your instructors and negotiate course responsibilities.
  • Notify your supervisor and follow the guidelines of your department if you have flulike symptoms and will be missing your internship, clinical site, educational field experience or student teaching.
  • Inform your supervisor if you have a job on campus and will be missing work.
  • If you demonstrate flu-like symptoms and the Dean of Students requires you to see your physician, you will be allowed back on campus after your fever is gone or signs of a fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications).
For resident students - If you experience flu-like symptoms, you will need to adhere to the following guidelines:
  • For resident students who live locally and come down with flu-like symptoms, we recommend that you return home to recuperate. Inform the Residence Life Staff, and stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever or signs of a fever are gone (without the use of fever-reducing medications).
  • For resident students who remain on campus to recuperate, you are required to follow the guidelines developed by the Residence Life Staff.
    • Contact the Residence Life Office to inform them about your symptoms.
    • Contact your physician. Silver Lake College is not equipped to diagnose and treat H1N1.
    • Contact Julie Mayrose, Vice President of Student Life and Admissions (686-6125), to inform her that you are ill and to ask her for a mask.
    • Resident students who have flu-like symptoms will be isolated and may be moved to a designated location.
    • Residents will be required to stay in their designated location. When going out of the designated area for any reason, wear a mask.
    • The Residence Life Staff will coordinate meal deliveries.
    • Rules will be lifted after at least 24 hours after your fever or signs of a fever are gone (without the use of fever-reducing medications).
    • If resident students do not follow these guidelines, they must recognize that they are putting others' safety at risk and could face disciplinary action through Residence Life.