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H1N1 FAQ

Q: What is the College doing in anticipation of a possible outbreak of H1N1 (swine flu)?
A: NOVA officials are closely monitoring the H1N1 flu (swine flu) situation. Emergency procedures have been reviewed and updated and protective measures will be implemented if necessary.

Q: Are there plans to change any schedules?
A: There are no plans to alter any schedules, but we are studying our options and developing contingency plans in each case.

Q: How do you plan to communicate with the College community?
A: Look to NOVA’s home page for updates. Be sure you are registered with NOVA Alert to receive real-time urgent messages. NOVA Alert allows you to register your cell phone, pager, BlackBerry/Treo and personal email addresses. Any changes in our normal operating schedule will be posted on our website under the link for “Closings & Emergencies.”

Q: What about campus events, finals and summer classes?
A: At this time, we have no plans to cancel regularly scheduled activities, finals or summer classes.

Q: What if I am ill with H1N1?
A: Please do not come to NOVA if you are sick. Call or email your professors or supervisor to let him/her know of your illness. Anyone who is experiencing such symptoms as fever, sore throat, cough, body aches, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea should contact a doctor or the appropriate health department as soon as possible.

Q: Where can I find additional information about H1N1?
A: Stay informed. The Virginia Department of Health website provides up-to-date information about the spread of the H1N1 flu in Virginia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides a planning guide of individuals and families.

Additional Questions: If you have any questions you would like answered regarding what the College is doing to address the H1N1 flu, please send them to Will Flagler, NOVA’s Director of Emergency Planning.

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