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Pandemic/Infectious Disease

In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, Auburn University administrators will take action in consultation with Auburn University Medical Clinic personnel and based on recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Information about health hazards and the impact they will have on campus operations may be shared via AU ALERT or other communications methods, depending on the severity of the hazard.

Your actions make a difference in controlling the spread of infectious diseases such as the flu. Here are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of contracting flu and other diseases:

  • Get vaccinated yearly.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Use soap and warm water.
  • Lather for at least 30 seconds.
  • Wash hands especially after eating, using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow or sleeve to keep germs away from your hands as much as possible. Your hands touch a lot of things and can transfer germs to commonly touched surfaces.
  • Stay home if you have a fever.
  • Stay informed.


Last Updated: Mar. 18, 2015

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