Alexander Health Clinic open noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Alexander Health Center at The University of Tulsa is scheduled to be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, August. 29, to assist students and employees who have flu symptoms.  

Two TU students were diagnosed with Type A influenza on Friday. In keeping with TU’s health emergency plans, the students have been isolated in campus residences until the flu symptoms have passed.  The signs and symptoms of this flu virus are fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. 

Anyone who is feeling ill with these symptoms should seek medical attention. TU students and employees may visit the Alexander Health Center (M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) for medical treatment and referrals. For health needs outside of the clinic’s hours, students and employees are urged to visit one of the local emergency health clinics.

If a student or employee is diagnosed with the flu by an off-campus physician, they are asked to isolate themselves until flu symptoms have passed. Students living in residence halls are asked to notify the on-duty residence hall director, and TU apartment residents are asked to notify their apartment community director.  

TU officials will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action to protect students, employees and campus operations.   

For more information about the influenza virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control

David Hamby