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H1N1 Preparedness at Providence
At present all classes and activities at Providence College and Seminary are operating as normal. Currently we have no confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus. Some people on campus have had flu-like symptoms. No one is danger of not recovering. No one has been hospitalized. The H1N1 situation will be monitored daily and any status changes will be communicated. Vaccinations are now available for all people. Students are encouraged to get a flu shot as they deem it advisable, particularly if they are at high risk. The following two websites are helpful:
The health and well-being of all students and personnel at Providence College and Seminary is of utmost concern to administration. The school’s Crisis Management Team (CMT) has been making preparations to address health concerns raised by an H1N1 virus outbreak. If a major outbreak occurs on campus the CMT will implement the Crisis Management Plan.
Preparations include a specific protocol for those who present flu-like symptoms. Students have been sent an electronic communication with specific details regarding H1N1. Members of the CMT are staying in close contact with the Rural Health Authority who is monitoring the situation in Southern Manitoba. All members of the Student Development Department as well as Resident Assistants have discussed plans for the prevention of the H1N1 virus on the Otterburne campus.
Prevention of influenza is very important. The following precautions must be followed by all:
Even with good prevention, some individuals will get sick. The following are symptoms of influenza-like illness:
In the unfortunate circumstance that a student, staff or faculty member becomes ill, the following guidelines are in place:
Further updates will be posted as necessary. Any specific questions or concerns can be addressed to David Johnson, Chair, Crisis Management Team, or Vice-Chair, Marlin Reimer. They can be reached via email or phone at 1-800-668-7768.
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Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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