Self-Care Practices
  • Self-isolate – identify a "flu buddy", someone who can help you get food, medicine, and call your health care provider if need be. Click here for detailed instructions on self isolation.
  • Keep emergency contact numbers out and available to your buddy. These numbers may include parents, friends, physicians, pharmacy, and local hospital.
  • Keep health insurance card available.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Drinks lots of fluids (Gatorade, sports drinks, broth, water) to keep from getting dehydrated.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water and always after coughing or sneezing.
  • Prepare a flu kit in a small box or bag, collect items you would need if you became ill, such as: a box of tissues, thermometer, Tylenol, Advil, anti-diarrheal medication, throat lozenges, hand sanitizer, Gatorade, cans of soup.
  • Use tissues when you cough or sneeze and dispose of the tissue in a covered trash bin. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into a shirt sleeve.
  • Keep hands away from your face.
  • Clean shared space/items more often, such as phones, bathrooms and kitchens, and doorknobs.
  • Do not share personal items such as forks, spoons, toothbrushes, towels, etc.
  • Maintain a positive attitude! Symptoms should subside approximately 7 days after onset and you will be able to slowly resume normal activities.

Once again, the Health Services Office staff is prepared to address the College’s concerns regarding flu-like symptoms and will make every attempt to be of assistance. If you have any questions or concerns about your personal health, please contact the Health Services Office at (914) 654-5311 or at