January 23, 2013
Dear Brown Faculty and Staff,
Southern New England has been hard hit by the flu (influenza) this winter. Vaccination is highly recommended, very effective, and still available at various locations in your communities. If you already received your flu shot in the fall you don't need to get another one. Below are two links to help locate a flu clinic in your community.
Good hygiene is a very important way to prevent the spread of the flu. This includes hand washing or the use of hand sanitizer and good cough etiquette. Another useful way to control the spread of the flu is to limit contact between sick patients and others. This can be accomplished if employees who become sick stay home until they have no fever (without fever reducing medication) for 24 hours. If you are sick, please follow good hygiene practices, do not go to work, and try to avoid close contact with others until you have had 24 hours without fever.
Flu symptoms consist of fever with cough and/or sore throat and sometimes diarrhea. Visit our website for more information.
By following these preventative measures, we hope you stay healthy and can prevent the flu. It is not too late to get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and others.
Director - Environmental Health & Safety
164 Angell St. - Box 1914
Providence, RI 02912