Office of the President

Office of the President

Swine Flu Information

Dear Colleagues,

As you are no doubt aware from news reports, swine flu is an emerging issue of concern in the United States. Here at De Anza, while there is no immediate reason for alarm, we should take all appropriate precautions and be aware of the concerns of students, faculty and staff. For up-to-date information, visit the Centers for Disease Control Web site for detailed information at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ or, in Spanish, http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/espanol/

To date, there are no reported cases in Santa Clara County, which is currently on "health alert," with health care practitioners on close surveillance for the disease. Thanks to Mary Sullivan of Health Services (ext. 8733 or sullivanmary@deanza.edu) for her proactive communication with county health officials. She is also in close contact with Foothill College Health Services staff.

At this point, we should

  • Observe all hygiene guidelines at the above Web site (particularly frequent handwashing and covering your cough) to limit the transmission of illness
  • Report flu-like symptoms to your health care provider if you have a fever over 100 degrees together with a cough and/or sore throat
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Demonstrate understanding if students or staff report illness, such as relaxing attendance expectations if students report they are sick
  • Direct students to Health Services if they have concerns, including about health care coverage

We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to be in touch as it evolves.

 

Sincerely,
Brian Murphy



Office of the President
Administration Building
ADM 127
Contact: Brian Murphy
Phone: 408.864.8705
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Last Updated: 11/5/09