Be Prepared for Flu Season

Use Emergency Management Principles, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, to avoid the flu, or lessen its effect if you do "get the bug."

IMPORTANT: Go to the University Website for the latest information on the CoronaVirus situation and campus status.



Get a flu shot. It cannot cause the flu, but it may take up to 2 weeks to achieve immunity.

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Wash your hands often.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Follow good health habits to keep your immune system strong.

Be aware of what you touch! Avoid contact where others have touched and make sure you do not touch your face, eyes or mouth.

Sanitize common areas often and wash your hands whenever you have touched spots, such as elevator buttons, and public door handles.

Washing your hands is better than hand sanitizer, so use hand sanitizers only when washing is not available.


If you are sick, stay home to prevent spreading illness from spreading to your colleagues.

When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, or a sleeve if a tissue is not available. If you must use your hands, immediate wash them.

Wash your hands often.


Most people recovery with little more than rest, plenty of fluids and perhaps some over-the-counter pain reliever.

Those at high risk, or are very sick should seek medical attention and may require antiviral medication.

REMEMBER:  Antibiotics are NOT for flu treatment. Flus are caused by viruses, not bacteria.


Go to the CDC site for more information on the flu and general information on health and disease prevention.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION on the Novel Coronavirus (nCOVID19)

A strain of flu which originated in Wuhan, China, has now been reported around the world, and is considered a PANDEMIC by the World Health Organization.   Please read the information from the Orange County Health Care Agency on this strain of flu and note:

1. Casual contact with a person with this flu (in the same grocery store for example) is currently believed to have minimal risk for someone  developing infection. 

2. Because this is a novel version of a Corona Virus, health officials are learning more about this virus every day.  Only consider legitimate sources for information, such as the Orange County Health Agency, the Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.


Lessons Learned from recent events:
FLOODING: Dangers of flood waters. Never drive or walk into flooded streets or streams.
FIRES: Sonoma Fires: Communication is key. Know your evacuation routes from your home. Link into every emergency notification  system in your area and urge your city to ensure notices are sent immediately. Don't wait, plan now.
PANDEMICS: Some great advise on staying healthy this season. Staying well is important to you, your family and your work and school environments.




The Red Cross is an internationally recognized relief agency. Here is the   International Red Cross in Haiti, as seen in the 2010 earthquake. 8 minutes long and worth every minute -- great video to show students who want to work for relief agencies, too.



The Gas Company website has some important information regarding Gas Pipeline Safety.  Look under "Stay Safe."  Their site also contains gas safety tips and emergency information for consumers.



The Department of Homeland Security has developed a National Terrorism Advisory System to effectively communicate information about terrorist threats.

Click HERE to go to their site that lists the current national threat level.Opens in new window  Here are some tips for your response to these levels at CSUF.

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Watch this video to learn what it means to be a Disaster Service WorkerOpens in new window  (ALL state employees are!) and what you may be called upon to do during a disaster.

This site has been updated with lots of information to help us prepare for any disaster.  There is still much to be completed, but if you don't see something you need, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator. Thanks!