Additional ResourcesResources for Colleges & Universities

Now that the U.S. government has declared a public health emergency related to swine flu, here are some resources that campuses can use…

A Message on Swine Flu from the University Health Center Director

Includes information on:

  • Public health precautions
  • Be aware of the following symptoms
  • Treatment and response
  • Medications and vaccinations

HHS Swine Influenza Plan

Supplement 8 Community Disease Control and Prevention

Includes information on:

  • Community preparedness
  • Patient management
  • Containment measures for individuals
  • Community-based containment measures
  • Quarantine facts and recommendations

Supplement 10 Public Health Communications

Includes information on:

  • Assessing communications capacity and needs
  • Recommendations for the swine flu period
  • Providing timely, accurate information
  • Providing coordinated communications leadership
  • Addressing rumors, misperceptions, stigmatization and unrealistic expectations

Swine influenza Information for Health Professionals


  • An overview (history and FAQs)
  • Quarantine information
  • Professional guidance
  • Infection control
  • Vaccine information
  • Treatment information
  • Prevention and health education
  • Travel advice
  • Preparedness tools
  • Other resources

Preventing Seasonal Flu CDC Says "Take 3" Steps to Fight the Flu

Includes information on:

  • Flu vaccines
  • Preventive actions
  • Doctor recommended antiviral drugs


  • PSAs
  • Audience-specific informational articles
  • Q&As
  • Posters/flyers

Swine Flu Planning Checklist for Individuals and families

**Could be good to share with parents and families!**

Includes information on:

  • How to plan
  • How to limit the spread of germs and prevent infection
  • Items to have on hand for an extended stay at home

Travelers' Health

Includes information on:

  • Travel health precautions
  • Outbreaks
  • Travel Notices
  • Information for specific groups and settings
  • Other travelers' health topics

Stay up to date on travel health precautions related to the swine flu at

Control of Swine Flu Virus on Environmental Surfaces in Homes and Public Places.

Includes information on:

  • How flu viruses spread
  • How to stop the spread of pandemic flu virus from environmental surfaces
  • Recommended laundry and waste disposal practices
  • Cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces and items in homes and schools

Making Contact

  • Reliable, accurate, and timely information is available at
  • Another source for information on pandemic influenza is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hotline at: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).  This line is available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    TTY: 1-888-232-6348
  • Questions can be e-mailed to