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Already Sick?

Here's what to do if you are sick with the flu:

Stay home

Students with flu symptoms should stay home. Ill students should limit contact with others who are not sick. Those with flu-like symptoms should not return to class until they no longer have a fever (a temperature of less than 100.5º F) for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

Inform instructors

Students with the flu should email their professors as soon as possible and let them know they have the flu. Residential students who are ill also may contact their residential leader or residential community director for assistance.

Order meals

Residential students who have the flu may order meals for pickup from Dining Services. Call 254-968-9445 for more information.

Seek medical attention

Students should seek medical attention if they have acute symptoms such as body aches, cough or a fever of more than 100.5º F. They should talk with a provide about appropriate medicine to treat flu or flu-like symptoms.

If students get worse after being on the medication for three or four days, they should come back to the Health Center to have their lungs rechecked to make sure they have not developed a secondary infection. Those with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, or complications should call the Health Center at 254-968-9271.