Update on Le Moyne’s Response to Swine Flu
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College is continuing to monitor the situation regarding the swine flu virus. In late March and early April 2009, cases of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) viruses were first reported in Southern California and Texas. Other U.S. states, including New York state, have reported cases of swine flu infection in humans.
As of Friday, May 1, at noon, there are no confirmed cases at Le Moyne or anywhere in Onondaga County. The closest confirmed case is in Cortland County.
The College's Crisis Response Planning Group has met to discuss the ongoing situation and develop a plan of action if circumstances change. The group is comprised of individuals within Health Services, Student Development, IT, Physical Plant, Human Resources, Campus Security, Communications, and other areas across campus.
All members of the Le Moyne community are encouraged to continue to practice safe hygiene. You can protect yourself from catching flu by distancing yourself from a sick person, washing your hands frequently, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth, as this is how the germs spread. If you are sick, stay home from work or school and limit your contact with others. If you have questions, you can contact the Health Services Office at 445-4440.
The near-constant stream of news reports about swine flu can cause anyone to feel anxious and worried. These reactions are understandable, but even during periods of uncertainty it is important to remember that you can find ways to manage your anxiety and have a realistic outlook. Use this link for tips to help you deal with anxiety. If you want to speak to someone in the Center for Personal Growth and Counseling, the number is 445-4195.