Communication about the H1N1 flu virus is available through:
updates to this website
announcements to the university community through PAWS
email and broadcast messages
Should the H1N1 flu virus lead to changes in class schedules at the University of Saskatchewan, information will be available at Class Schedule Updates. Information about changes to available services at the University of Saskatchewan will be posted at Service Updates.
Most people who get the H1N1 flu virus experience mild symptoms not requiring hospitalization. However, you still may be sick and need to stay at home for a few days. Be prepared for the H1N1 flu by choosing some FLU Buddies now. Flu Buddies are friends, neighbours and relatives who you can call if you get sick. A Flu Buddy will check on you daily and collect any medications or food and other supplies you may need so you don’t have to leave home and spread the virus.
A FLU Buddy is:
Someone you can call if you get sick or need help
Someone to check on you
Someone to bring you food and drinks and many medicine you may need
Someone in residence who is not your roommate
More than one FLU Buddy is best.
Be prepared for the H1N1 flu by creating your own Flu Kit. A Flu Kit could include:
Thermometer (it’s important to know if you have a fever, which is 100° F or 37.8° C)
Over-the-counter medications for colds and flu such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen (enough for a few days)
Fluids for hydration such as water, fruit juice, and electrolyte drinks e.g. Gatorade.
Saskatchewan Health-Line number 1-877-800-0002
The following informational fact sheets, developed by the Saskatoon Health Region, are available for your use: