At this time, UK is encouraging any student who is sick to leave campus (to stay with relatives or friends) until they are well. We do know that this may not be an option for many students. Unfortunately, university housing is at capacity and relocating students is not an option. In those situations, the ill student will be instructed to stay in his/her room until well. If the ill student must leave his/her room (for the common bathroom.) he/she will be asked to wear a basic surgical mask to limit spreading the virus. Masks are available from both University Health Service as well as Residential Life staff. UK's custodial staff will also increase cleaning in the common areas where an ill student may have been.
The CDC suggests that University students designate a "flu buddy." This person is someone that can check on them if they get sick, including dropping off needed supplies and food. The UK Dining Office is able to provide meals to the student's on-campus room if they are unable to visit dining facilities due to Novel H1N1. The student should call the Dining Services Administrative Offices at 257-6161 if they will need this service.