This time of year we see a rise in common illnesses such as the common cold, the flu, seasonal allergies, COVID, and this year a significant increase in RSV. RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a contagious airborne virus that causes upper respiratory symptoms. Please be mindful of these potential illnesses when traveling and visiting with friends and family. Common symptoms for each are in the charts below and they will aid in identifying ways to protect yourselves and others from illness.
Here are a few ways to keep yourself and others healthy:
- Stay home when ill/avoid others who are sick
- Get enough sleep
- Manage stress
- Wear a mask in public
- Wash hands frequently
- Make healthy food choices
- Cover coughs and sneezes
If you are feeling unwell and need medical attention, please contact the Norton Medical Center for an appointment at 508-285-9500. For on or off-campus emergencies, please call 911 immediately. If you need Covid tests, please contact Michelle Nordberg, RN at Student Health Services, at 508-286-8210 or the Dean of Students Office.
Thank you and stay well!!
- Student Health Services