Contact the Wellness Center

First floor, Wegmans School of Nursing building

Phone: (585) 385-8280
Fax: (585) 385-8299
wellnesscenter@sjfc.edu

Flu Update to Students & Families

How do I know if I have the Flu?

The symptoms of influenza include:

  • Temperature 100 degrees or greater
  • Cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue
  • Generally the symptoms of the flu come on quickly
  • Read more: Is It a Cold or the Flu? [pdf]

What do I do if I develop Flu-like Symptoms?

Residential Students:

  • Call the Wellness Center for an appointment at (585) 385-8280.

Commuters, Faculty and Staff:

Generally, people with the flu can manage themselves at home with little or no medical attention.

  • Remain at home until you are fever free for 24 hours without using medications to lower your temperature.

High Risk Individuals:

High Risk Individuals include people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions, including:

  • asthma
  • diabetes
  • immune-suppression
  • heart, lung, liver, or kidney disease
  • pregnant women
  • adults 65 years and older
  • children younger than five years old

Individuals at high risk for developing complications from the Flu should consult with their health care provider immediately after developing flu-like symptoms, or following recent close contact with someone who has flu-like symptoms.

How can I stay healthy?

  • Cough in your sleeve or cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, especially after you cough, sneeze, or touch shared surfaces. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Clean shared surfaces (doorknobs, keyboards, phones, etc.) with disinfectant
  • Do not share cups, eating utensils, smoking paraphernalia, lip balm, etc.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine when available.
  • Eat a balanced diet; exercise on a regular basis; get plenty of rest.

Limit close contact with sick people; Try and stay at least 6 feet away

Close contact includes:

  • Sharing eating or drinking utensils.
  • Kissing or embracing.
  • Sharing lip balms, smoking paraphernalia, or other things that touch the mouth or nose.

Close contact typically does NOT include:

  • Walking by an infected person
  • Sitting across from someone in an office or waiting room.

Upcoming Wellness Events

There are no Wellness Center events at the moment.


Prepare a Flu Kit

Contents should include:

  • A digital thermometer (everyone must purchase a thermometer!)
  • Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (NOT aspirin)
  • Decongestants
  • Cough drops and/or cough syrup
  • Tissues
  • Alcohol-based hand rub for hand hygiene
  • Face masks in case you need to leave your room or home (for medical care, etc.) or if close contact with an ill individual is unavoidable in a living situation.
  • Electrolyte drinks such as Gatorade
  • Soups, crackers, and other comfort foods

What else do you need?

Copies of family health insurance/pharmacy insurance cards, and contact information for health care providers.

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