Stay home 

Wait until 24 hours after your fever ends (100.5° F or less) without the use of medicine to return to work/class.

Notify your professor/employer 

We do not issue medical notes during an epidemic in order to focus on those who need serious medical attention. Ask your boss or professor if you can participate and/or contribute online.

Appoint a “Flu Buddy” 

Ask a friend to check on you daily and bring you necessities (food, medicine, etc.). 

Call 911 or go to the emergency room for life-threatening conditions such as:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion or problems reasoning
  • Severe vomiting
  • Symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough.

Additional Resources

Flu Q&A