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Wellesley College Health Alerts Archive 2008-2009


What you can do to stay healthy

wash handsWash your hands often with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

• Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow instead of into your hands

• Try to avoid close contact with sick people

• If you’re sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to avoid infecting them

Seek medical attention if you have or develop sudden onset of symptoms such as:

• Fever (temp >100.5)

• Chills

• Severe body aches

• Runny nose

• Sore throat

Students should contact the Health Service at x2810 for guidance about symptoms. Faculty and staff should contact their individual health care providers.


Key contacts at Wellesley

Health Service: 781-283-2810

Employee Absentee Tracking: 781-283-3474

Police Department:
781-283-2121 (general information)
781-283-5555 (emergency)

For parents and students:
Dean of Students: 781-283-2322

International Student Advisor:

Public Affairs: 781-283-2373

For parents concerned about students studying abroad:
International Studies
: 781-283-2320

To: Wellesley College Students

From: Andrew Shennan, Dean of the College Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Associate Dean of the College Adele Wolfson, Associate Dean of the College

Subject: Attending classes during flu season

Date: September 17, 2009

We are writing at this time to clarify our expectation for class attendance during the upcoming flu season. Your health and the health of the entire community are foremost in our minds. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, you should call the Health Services to report your illness, stay in your room, and not attend classes. Please also contact your class dean so that your faculty members may be informed that you will miss class due to illness. You should not return to class until you are symptom free and have not had a temperature above 100 degrees F or 38 degrees C for at least 24 hours, without the aid of any fever-reducing medications, and have been cleared by health services.

On September 7, 2009, we sent a letter to alert faculty to the possibility of unusual demands for make-up classes and assignments during flu season this year. We are certain that your professors are willing to help you make up assignments and work that you may have missed due to flu-related absences from class.


For Health Alert of 9/16/09, click here.

For Health Alert of 8/31/09, click here.