Health and Wellness Tips for the IIT Community

Flu season is upon us and we want everyone at Illinois Tech to stay healthy. In addition, there have been many news stories about the Ebola virus and how cases are being handled in the United States as well as in other parts of the world. The following information is therefore being provided to faculty, staff, and students as we approach the end of the semester and many of us prepare to travel for the upcoming holidays:

  1. Remember the basics of cold and flu management. Wash your hands frequently, stay hydrated, cough into your elbow, and try not to expose your friends and colleagues to your germs.
  2. It is important that you contact the IIT Student Health and Wellness Center and/or your physician should you have a fever. Consider staying home and following the advice of your health care provider in order to minimize the chances of others falling ill and so that you can recover.
  3. If you have a fever, it is important that you let your health care provider know if (a) you have recently traveled to an area of the world with active cases of Ebola and/or (b) you have recently been in contact with someone who has traveled to that region.
  4. For the most up-to-date information about Ebola and other infectious diseases, go to the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at IIT is prepared to work with local, state, and national public health agencies should an active case of Ebola be identified on campus. In that event, the university will communicate information to the campus community as well as be mindful of protecting the privacy of those involved.

So stay healthy everyone!

If you have any questions, please contact the following individuals:

  1. Jeanne Hartig, vice president, IIT Office of Marketing and Communications, 312.576.3921 (cell),
  2. Anita Opdycke, director, IIT Student Health and Wellness Center,