Saint Leo Monitoring Swine Flu

April 29, 2009

University leaders are following the advice of our national health care leadership in monitoring any information relevant to our students and their families, and our employees and their families. Meanwhile, the Student Health Center and the university risk manager are repeating the precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov.

These safeguards makes sense for people on campuses, for students and parents traveling between campuses and their homes for commencements or summer moves, and for those who travel between university teaching locations.

These common-sense steps include:

Staying home if you are sick
Washing your hands and using hand sanitizers often
Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze
Avoiding touching your eyes, mouth and nose to avoid picking up contaminants from surfaces and objects
Maintaining healthy habits such as eating nutritious meals, avoiding stress, and getting exercise and rest
Avoiding public gatherings if you or a loved one have weak immune systems or other health challenges.

Questions can be directed to Terry Dadez, RN, director of the Student Health Center,
at (352) 588-8347 or email teresa.dadez@saintleo.edu.