Flu Guide

Based on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Champlain College will balance the goal of reducing the number of people who become seriously ill from influenza with the goal of minimizing educational and social disruption. At this time, there are no indications of pandemic flu from the CDC.

"Take 3" Steps to Fight the Flu

The CDC recommends "Take 3" Steps to Fight the Flu - see www.cdc.gov

  • Take time to get vaccinated
  • Take everyday preventative actions
  • Take flu antiviral drugs if recommended

Symptoms of the Flu

Symptoms of the flu include fever or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of flu can include runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting.

What To Do If You Have Flu-like Symptoms

Students: Stay at home, in your residence hall room, or your apartment if you have flu-like symptoms.

  • If you believe you have the flu, minimize your exposure to others by staying at home or in your room. If you are a residential student, think about traveling home if possible. Contact the Residential Life Office if you have questions.
  • Remain in self-isolation for 24 hours after there is no longer a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit) or signs of a fever (chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance or are sweating). This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Contact instructors if missing class and together make a plan to make up the class work.

Employees: Stay at home if you have flu-like symptoms.


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