H1N1 Immunization Clinic November 21, 2009
As the international H1N1 flu (originally called swine flu) outbreak continues widening, local public health officials are confirming there are people with flu-like symptoms that are similar to those associated with the H1N1 flu virus in our communities. Our College administration is genuinely concerned for the health and well-being of our employees and students at Blue Ridge Community College. The likelihood that this virus will affect our College community during the next few months is very high. We will continue closely monitoring this situation and will communicate all factual information to our employees and students as we are instructed to release from our Federal, State and County Public Health agencies.
We urge our students, faculty, and staff to self-monitor the health of themselves and their family members. Health officials continue to encourage practicing good hygiene, in order to limit the spread of the H1N1 and all other flu viruses.
Additional Information and Preventative Actions:
Several dozen sanitation stations containing alcohol-based hand cleaner will be installed throughout campus to encourage good hygiene.
Custodial Services are cleansing surfaces that are frequently touched by numerous individuals, such as wall light switches and door knobs, on a daily basis. We will also implement a regimen of frequent cleaning of publicly available computing stations.
Remember, the best protection we have to reduce the risk of infection is to be mindful of good hygiene procedures and practice them consistently.