Pandemic Flu Plans
Ball State has well-established plans and procedures in place to ensure an effective response to pandemic flu and is well-prepared for the contingency of a pandemic. In addition to providing accurate and official information, we will do everything possible to protect our students, faculty, and staff.
If You Have Flu-like Symptoms
If you think you have the flu, or if you have flu-like symptoms—fever, cough, sneezing, chills, aches, and sometimes diarrhea or vomiting—stay home and avoid others as best you can. If your symptoms are severe or you are in a high-risk group, contact your own medical provider or the Health Center for instructions. The Health Center can be reached at 765-285-8431.
Learn more about what to do if you have flu-like symptoms and information specific for students, faculty, supervisors, and employees.
Vigilant basic hygiene—frequent hand washing, covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing, staying home when sick—is key to help reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the flu. Learn more ways to prevent the flu and the proper way to wash your hands.
If a situation calls for providing the campus community with immediate information, it will be posted on the Ball State home page as needed. Students also may receive information through e-mail to their Ball State accounts and through the university’s opt-in text messaging service as needed.
Students who have not already done so are encouraged to sign up for text messaging. It's easy and takes only a few minutes.