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Influenza Planning and Response for OSU Staff

OSU Staff are asked to self-isolate if you are experiencing flu like symptoms.  This means removing yourself from the workplace and staying home and away from work for a period of at least 24 hours after no longer having a fever (without the use of a fever reducer).  Symptoms are defined as having a fever (≥100°F) and a cough and/or sore throat.

If you feel ill or sick, DO NOT come in to work.  H1N1 is contagious and can easily spread to others if you do not take care of yourself and remain isolated.

18-24 year olds are one of the high-risk groups, so our front line staff will almost certainly be exposed to the virus. We encouraged Staff to use these simple prevention techniques:

  • Wash hands often and use alcohol based hand cleansers.
  • Do not expose others.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not your hands.
  • Empower staff to go home or stay home if they have any symptoms

Please check back for a statement or policy from HR regarding staff and the swine flu.

Did you know?

  • Student Health Services has recommendations to help prevent contraction of H1N1 as well as tips on what to do if you become ill.
  • Check the OSU Alert website for campus closures and notifications regarding the Swine Flu
  • Read what President Ray has to say about OSU's approach to H1N1
  • VPN allows staff member to access content that may be protected behind a firewall remotely if a staff member is forced to work from home.

Find More Information Regarding the Swine Flu on the OSU Alert Website