As recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), among others, Lynn University is actively working to respond and attempt to limit the spread of influenza in our area and on our campus. These activities have included a revision of the university’s absentee policies (see below), installation of hand sanitizing stations around campus, and a new food pick-up option for residential students (living on campus) who are sick with the flu.
In all of its response activities, the university will adhere to the recommendations provided by the CDC. Those guidelines, along with the university’s 2009-10 influenza guidelines and employee and student prevention tips, are available below.
The CDC guidelines for prevention, which Lynn is closely following, are available at: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s H1N1 Recommendations for Colleges and Universities
Assistance for students
All students will have access to the campus’ full-service Health Center for diagnosis and aid when ill. The Health Center staff can make on-campus visits and can be reached at extension 7231 (561-237-7231) during normal office hours. The Health Center has:
- a nurse practitioner available by appointment
- first aid services
- OTC medications
- specialists and other health care referrals
- a lab and other resources
The Health Center will also provide sick residential students with pre-packaged flu kits that contain fever reducing medicines, thermometers and other simple treatment and diagnostic tools, as well as meal tickets to use for carry-out food at the Lynn dining hall (for use by “flu buddy”).
Revisions to the University’s Absentee Policies
In preparation for this flu season – and in response to recommendations by the CDC – Lynn University has revised its absentee policies to excuse student absences without doctor’s notes this fall and spring. Any student missing class with flu-like symptoms will be allowed to make up their missed work.