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Content on this page was developed during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic and has not been updated.

  • The H1N1 virus that caused that pandemic is now a regular human flu virus and continues to circulate seasonally worldwide.
  • The English language content on this website is being archived for historic and reference purposes only.
  • For current, updated information on seasonal flu, including information about H1N1, see the CDC Seasonal Flu website.

Text Messages for Institutions of Higher Education to Send to Students, Faculty, and Staff

August 20, 2009 3:00 PM ET

The following messages can be sent from businesses to employees through cell phone text messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and other social network channels. 

Status of Classes

  • Classes continuing in session. Call campus information center at {XXX-XXXX]or visit our Web site for more info
  • Classes suspended due to flu. Call campus information center at {XXX-XXXX] or visit our Web site for more info
  • Classes resuming on [INSERT DATE/TIME]. Call campus information center at {XXX-XXXX] or visit our Web site for more info.

Prevention

  • Wash hands often or use alcohol-based hand rub. Wipe commonly touched surfaces such as doorknobs, keyboards, telephone, etc.

If You Are Sick

  • If you’re sick with fever or chills AND a cough or sore throat - don’t come to class.
  • If you’re sick, stay home for 24 hrs after your fever has gone away.

Symptoms

More Flu Information

 
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC-INFO
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
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