Many of you are well aware of the current spread of the Swine Flu throughout the globe. Student Housing Services has a Flu Pandemic Plan that we have been preparing for years. It is not known yet if the Swine Flu will become a Pandemic - but we are monitoring the situation quite closely. Yesterday the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care raised the Provincial Status Indicator from “Green - Routine” to “Yellow - Enhanced.”
At the “Yellow - Enhanced” level it is important for a high risk area like a student residence to be particularly diligent in the prevention and surveillance of Flu cases.
§ We are unable to accept any further Applications for Residence Extension
§ We are unable to accept any further Exceptions for Overnight Guests
§ Individuals passing into the secure area of our Residence Buildings are being asked to Sanitize with the provided Hand Sanitizer
§ The Residence Life Team will be distributing Self-Diagnosis and Flu Information Cards throughout the Residence. For Tracking purposes please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you contract the flu
§ We ask day-time guests that have traveled to affected areas in the past 21 days or are exhibiting Cold and Flu-like symptoms to refrain from entering the Residence.
For more information on the Ministry of Health’s Provincial Status Indicators please visit http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/emu/prov_status.html
If you would like more information about swine flu, its symptoms and how to help protect yourself against transmission, please visit the Ryerson Health Centre website at http://www.ryerson.ca/studentservices/healthcentre/forms/swineflu_faq.pdf.
If you have a question or concern regarding these guidelines please feel free to contact Student Housing Services reception at x5284 or email@example.com.
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