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What To Know If You Have H1N1

When a student is identified as being likely infected with H1N1, whether by a medical practitioner or by self determination, they are advised to separate themselves from others as best as possible for at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100° F [37.8°C]), or signs of a fever (i.e.: chills, sweats) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

The University at Albany Health Center recommends:

  • Any student able to return home to their primary residence, do so.
  • Students remaining in their residence hall rooms (or off-campus apartment) are encouraged to minimize contact with others, wear a surgical mask as tolerated to minimize spread of the flu and practice appropriate respiratory hygiene.
  • Students should evaluate their academic obligations over the period of their illness and e-mail or telephone their course instructors to explain that they will be absent from class due to flu like illness, likely H1N1. Students will be responsible for making alternative arrangements with their instructors to make up missed coursework including assignments and tests.
  • If living on campus, self-report using the University’s self-reporting form here.