Emergency Number: 911, Emergency Management Office 859-257-3815 or 859-257-6655

Steps Taken by the University

In response to the growing presence of the Novel H1N1 Flu Virus in the United States, the University of Kentucky is taking the following steps:

  • All students who are reporting to University Health Service with any flu-like symptoms are being monitored according to the protocols set by the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Residence Life staff have been provided with health information about flu symptoms and prevention strategies to share with students.
  • Faculty have been provided information about the Novel H1N1 virus and the possible affect it may have on class attendance.
  • Additional alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations are been installed throughout campus.
  • Posters advising regular hand washing and cough etiquette to prevent the spread of germs have been posted throughout campus.
  • Emergency response personnel are conducting regular monitoring of all relevant state, federal, and international information (i.e. Kentucky Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, etc.).
  • The University will issue periodic updates or alerts campus-wide if the situation in the state or on the campus changes and has the potential to affect the University of Kentucky community. For the most up-to-date information, please continue to check this Web site.
  • As UK received Novel H1N1 vaccine, it has been distributed to the campus community.

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