So, I don’t check my student e-mail all that often (as you probably can tell by the date of the letter below), but sometimes I feel the need to clear out the junk my university sends me. This was what I found near the top of the pile. I find it pretty humorous.
May 13, 2009
The New Mexico Department of Health informed UNM late this afternoon
(May 13) that H1N1 (swine influenza) has been confirmed in a student who is
a dorm resident at Hokona Hall on the UNM main campus. The student has
recovered and is now well.
H1N1 generally causes a mild illness, which is similar to that caused
by other influenza and respiratory viruses, with fever and sore throat
Increased testing in our community in the last several weeks has shown
that many different types of respiratory viruses are circulating at this time.
Anyone who is ill should not attend any group activities or mass events, including graduation ceremonies.
Ongoing precautions are recommended for all students, faculty and staff at
this time, including good hand hygiene practice. Students are also encouraged to leave the campus for home promptly after their last final or graduation.
Graduation ceremonies will continue as planned. Extra precautions are being taken during graduation, including the availability of hand hygiene stations. There will be no shaking of hands during the ceremony.
Students and staff with acute febrile respiratory illness (fever and sore
throat and/or cough) should stay home, return home, or, if not able to
return home, stay in their dorm rooms and not attend group activities.
Students should follow standard procedures as outlined by their faculty if
they are not able to take final exams.
Students who are ill with the symptoms described above should call Student
Health at 277-3136 to inform them of their status.
More information is available at the hot line at 866-850-5893.
This list is used for emergency alerts for the UNM Albuquerque campus.
So, if handshaking wasn't allowed at graduation what did they do? Bow to the dean after he handed them their diploma?