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Help reduce the spread of the flu

With the flu season at its peak, Seminole State College of Florida’s Office of Safety and Security is encouraging all members of the College community to do their part to reduce the spread of the virus.

“We know that flu season peaks in January and February, so we’re asking employees and students to help us maintain a healthy work and learning environment,” says Maxine Oliver, director of safety, security and risk management at Seminole State.  “Taking precautions such as getting a flu shot, washing your hands regularly and staying home if you exhibit flu-like symptoms can greatly help in keeping you and/or others from catching the virus.”

The Office of Safety and Security offers these tips to help prevent the flu from spreading:

  • Recognize flu symptoms: Fever (equal to or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius), cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea can all be symptoms of the flu.
  • Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone: This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Students should notify their professors, and employees should notify their supervisors if they are absent because of the flu.
  • Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners also are effective.
  • Cover your mouth and nose: When you cough or sneeze, use a tissue. If you don't have one, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Consider getting vaccinated: Talk with your health care provider about whether you should be vaccinated for seasonal flu. For full-time Seminole State employees, the flu vaccination is covered by insurance.

For more information about flu preparation and prevention, please visit www.flu.gov.  

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