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Office of the President

November 11, 2009

H1N1 Flu Update

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As part of its ongoing efforts to plan for, monitor and respond to H1N1 influenza, Grossmont College continues to monitor flu reports, including student/employee absences and suspected cases, through our supervisors and our Health Services Office. We are continuing to keep a vigilant eye on our college community to minimize the risk and implement various options in the event of confirmed cases. Among recent activities: hand sanitizers have been set up in public areas across campus; preventive information has been made available through e-mail and the college website; and coordination is continuing with the County Health Office.  The Academic Senate has been central to planning continuation of class operations, grade transmission and other aspects of college recovery in the unlikely event of a pandemic closure. 
GC has ordered and is expecting to receive an adequate number of doses of H1N1 vaccine very soon. Still unknown at this time is when the H1N1 vaccine will be available to Health Services at Grossmont College. Soon after we have the vaccine on hand we are planning to make the vaccine widely available to students, faculty, staff and administrators. So, we expect there will be opportunities on campus to get individuals in our campus community vaccinated. Please be assured that we are monitoring the ever-changing landscape of the H1N1 approach and are utilizing planning and resource information provided by the San Diego Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

Meanwhile, if you have symptoms of high fever, cough, aches, nausea and dizziness, stay home until you are no longer contagious. Please stay away from others during your period of illness and do not return to school until your fever is gone (without fever reducing drugs) for at least 24 hours.   Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your cough. To prevent illness, stay away from others who are sick.

To know more about what to do about the flu, visit If you have questions or concerns, please call or visit Student Health Services on campus. For more information, visit the college website at, or call 668-1718 (the Grossmont Health Services Information Line) or the County Office of Public Health at, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at

Download the Flu Information Fact Sheet for employees.


H1N1 Flu Information


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