What are the symptoms?
- Symptoms are similar to the seasonal flu
- Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue; possibly diarrhea and vomiting
What are the emergency warning signs?
Seek immediate medical care if you experience:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
- Sudden dizziness
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough
What is NOVA doing to protect faculty, staff and students?
- Taking appropriate measures to provide a clean environment to help prevent the spread of H1N1 and other germs
- Providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in common areas
- Educating faculty, staff and students
What are my responsibilities?
- Stay home when sick or go home if you become sick. Tell your professor or supervisor about your symptoms if you suspect flu.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Wash Hands-before & after eating, after using restroom, after using common items such as telephones, computers etc…
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.