From: News Alert E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Mon May 04 2009 - 18:00:59 MDT
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 18:00:59 -0600 (MDT) From: News Alert E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: CU-Boulder Takes Extra Precautions as Three Possible Cases Of A(H1N1) Virus Are Identified
TO: CU-Boulder Students
FROM: University Communications
SENDER: University Communications
SUBJECT: CU-Boulder Takes Extra Precautions as Three Possible Cases Of A(H1N1) Virus Are Identified
University of Colorado officials and Boulder and Colorado public health officials today determined that the University of Colorado at Boulder has three possible cases of the A(H1N1) virus and the university announced extra precautions for the campus community.
Officials confirmed that one student living in a CU residence hall has been identified as a probable case and two students living off campus have been medically identified as suspected A(H1N1) cases, though not yet confirmed by the Colorado Department of Health. The student in CU housing has voluntarily participated in self-containment measures and is recovering successfully. Officials are confident these measures are working. Centers for Disease Control advisories warn against quarantining patients with A(H1N1), and the virus at this point appears to be no more severe than the seasonal flu in the overwhelming majority of documented cases in the United States.
CU-Boulder Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano today asked that the annual "Midnight Breakfast" for CU-Boulder students to be held in the University Memorial Center this evening be canceled as an extra precaution for our community.
Essential academic events - final examinations, departmental commencement ceremonies and general commencement, slated for May 8 at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium - will all go on as scheduled until further notice. Normal schedules are in place at CU-Boulder for all activities and essential functions.
Additional quantities of sanitizing hand gel for commencement will be provided. A general health threat at commencement is not perceived. However, all students, their families and other visitors are asked to continue to follow the health safety measures we and other agencies have provided.
These measures include covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and washing your hands frequently. If you are actively ill with a cough and a fever, stay at home. As a basic precaution, if you are pregnant, immunosuppressed or have small children, you should consider avoiding large public gatherings like commencement for the time being at CU or anyplace else.
Chancellor DiStefano has asked CU-Boulder's pandemic flu working group to continue to meet every day and issue updates to the campus community daily for as long as the virus appears to be present on campus.
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