October 20, 2009 | The University
As promised, I am pleased to have the opportunity to provide another update on CUNY’s efforts to protect the University community from the spread of H1N1. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most cases of H1N1 have been mild and have not required medical care. Nevertheless, CUNY encourages campuses to remain vigilant in combating the spread of influenza, and will update the CUNY community regarding H1N1 developments.
Both seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines are now available. To learn more about the vaccines and to find a flu vaccination location, click on the red “H1N1 Update” button on the CUNY homepage or link to CUNY’s Flu Resources Website (www.cuny.edu/flu).
CUNY campuses continue to take action to reduce flu transmission by posting Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) flyers, keeping soap dispensers well stocked, and promoting flu preventive hygiene (e.g., cover your cough; wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner; and if you are sick, stay home until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours). The University is also reviewing the recently-issued New York City Agency Influenza Health and Safety Plan (IHASP), which offers guidance regarding flu health and safety programs and job risk assessment procedures.
If you have any questions or concerns, or if you notice that posters need to be re-attached or that soap dispensers need to be refilled, please contact your campus Director of Health Services or the University Office of Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management (email@example.com).
Executive Vice Chancellor and COO