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About Tarleton's Efforts

University Efforts: Keeping our community safe and informed

About Tarleton's efforts

What is Tarleton doing?

Tarleton officials are actively monitoring information related to all potential influenza strains, including Influenza A H1N1 flu virus, commonly known as swine flu. There are no confirmed cases of the virus on campus. No changes to university operations or activities are currently planned as a result of swine flu. Be assured, however, that if conditions change, university officials will inform you in a timely manner.

What does Tarleton's planning entail?

A campus-wide task force of university officials has refined Tarleton's response plans to a possible outbreak on campus. The Crisis Management Response Team has based its response on guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The university is aggressively communicating with students, faculty and staff about steps to diminish vulnerability to the flu. Tarleton personnel have placed hand sanitizers in high traffic areas around campus and environmental services have increased sanitation efforts.

What happens if the flu becomes severe?

The Crisis Management Response Team is working closely within the university, with the city of Stephenville and the state to make the decisions about the best steps to take concerning our institution. Contingency plans will be activated if the flu becomes severe. Students who experience flu-like symptoms should seek medical attention from Tarleton's Student Health Center. Faculty and staff should visit a health care provider.

How will you communicate updates?

Updates will become available as issues with swine flu arise on campus here and through campus-wide e-mails if necessary. Preventative tips and measures from the CDC also can be found on the CDC Web site.