A flu pandemic is when a flu virus spreads easily between people and causes illness and or deaths in a widespread area or around the world. Depending on how severe the flu pandemic is, some types of services and goods could run low or be interrupted. Schools, child-care facilities and businesses could be closed for a time as authorities try to slow the spread of the flu. It is important for each of us to support those efforts.
Some basic steps to take are:
Public Health Authorities will tell us if a flu pandemic has been declared. The Office of Student Affairs will then alert the campus community.
If you would like further information please contact:
- Wash hands often and well using hot soapy water.
- Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and dispose of used tissues appropriately.
- Don’t touch your nose or mouth area with unwashed hands.
- Don’t share items that could spread mucous or saliva.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- If you have the flu, stay home until you are well.
The Warren County Health Department
Jenna Link, Director
The Mercer County Health Department
Jennifer Hamerlinck, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Mercer