The University continues to closely monitor the most current information about the continuing spread of H1N1 flu and to consult with local health authorities and experts.
I would like to provide the Queen's community with advice on questions that are being asked across campus.
Proceed as you have planned for now.
Local health authorities have not advised the University to recommend postponing or altering any planned events on campus. Should this situation change, we will immediately inform the community via email and www.queensu.ca/pandemic
Anyone planning an event on campus (camp, meeting, seminar etc…) should:
Specific information and resources for event organizers is posted at www.queensu.ca/pandemic/eventplanners, and should be checked daily leading up to your event.
Currently local health authorities are advising there are no restrictions, requirements for quarantine, or the need to keep away from work, school or public places, if individuals traveling from areas where H1N1 has been detected are symptom-free.
However, it is imperative that individuals who have traveled from any area affected by H1N1, within the last two weeks, be on alert for these following influenza-like symptoms:
Anyone who has traveled from any area affected by H1N1 within the last two weeks and is experiencing these symptoms should contact TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 before contacting their healthcare provider.
Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has issued a warning against non-essential travel to Mexico.
Accordingly, under the University’s Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy, travel to Mexico cannot be approved in these circumstances. Please consult the policy for more details.
You can decrease your risk of getting H1N1 swine influenza by being vigilant in taking regular measures to prevent the spread of any infectious disease:
Please also check www.queensu.ca/pandemic regularly for up-to-date information.
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