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Sept. 3 Memo to Students

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The message below was sent to students Sept. 3, 2009, by Jerry Brody, vice president for student life.

Dear Students, 

Because Health Services and Housekeeping Services will not be available this weekend, we would like to give you some information on what to do if you or a roommate has symptoms of the flu.

First of all, be sure to seek medical help. The attached sheet has a list of local healthcare providers who will be available this weekend. If you do not have transportation, we also have provided a list of local transportation services.

If you are diagnosed with the flu, please go home if possible. If this is not possible, please isolate yourself in your room for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever without being on fever-reducing medication. Most students who have been diagnosed with the flu to date have recovered in 3-6 days and the cases have been mild. You can ask your roommate or RA to bring food to you. Please contact Health Services on Tuesday if you are staying on campus and still have symptoms of the flu.

SU Police will be available all weekend long and can be reached at 512-863-1944
. The Campus Police also will have room cleaning kits available this weekend.

If you are diagnosed with the flu this weekend or at any time this fall, please remember to notify your professors. Please copy Kim Murphy, Assistant Dean for Academic Success & Director of Records, and Jaime Woody, Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life, on these messages. The e-mail address for Kim Murphy is murphyk@southwestern.edu and the e-mail address for Jaime Woody is woodyj@southwestern.edu.

Another seasonal flu vaccine clinic will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bishops Lounge, McCombs Campus Center. Vaccines for the H1N1 flu are expected to be available next month.

For up-to-date flu information, please visit our flu Web page at www.southwestern.edu/flu.

With best wishes for a safe holiday weekend,

Jerry Brody
Vice President for Student Life