Your health matters! We have pledged to keep the Ashford community informed about relevant health and wellness issues. On this page, you will find Ashford Student Health 101, our health and wellness magazine, as well as links to pages with information regarding seasonal flu, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), and the Affordable Care Act, as well as emergency contact information.
Ashford Student Health 101 Magazine
Being a student can be stressful, but the good news is that taking care of your health is one great way to beat stress! Ashford Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine that helps you make your college experience the best it can be.
Read Student Health 101 and make some time for your health. We hope you enjoy this month's edition and look forward to your feedback!
Keep Your PAWs Clean: Preventing the Spread of Germs
The Ashford community shares responsibility to take steps that prevent the spread of communicable disease. Ashford is committed to a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, and faculty. Prevention is our focus in the fight against health risks.
The University has taken several recommendations from the Clinton County Public Health Agency (from information from Genesis VNA) in order to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses, including:
- Informational postings and instructions on hand washing techniques. Posters have been placed throughout our facilities and our bathrooms to remind students and staff of the importance of hand washing in reducing the spread of disease.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers and pumps have been strategically placed throughout our facilities for convenient usage. This placement includes providing each dorm room and office with a personal hand sanitizer pump. Additional supplies will be available for purchase at the Bookstore.
- Individual flu kits, provided by Genesis VNA, will be given to students or staff who exhibit respiratory and flu symptoms. The kits include a mask, hand sanitizer, gloves and tissue. The masks can be used for ill students or staff who are coughing or sneezing and may need to stay at school for a period of time until someone can pick them up or until transportation can be arranged.
- Housekeeping services have been increased to cover high-contact areas throughout the week.
- Resident Assistants, Academics, and Human Resources will continue to monitor attendance of students, staff, and faculty for absences related to illness. An absenteeism rate of 10% or higher will be reported to the local health department for additional recommendations.
- Students, staff, or faculty exhibiting flu-like symptoms will be encouraged to stay home or in their residence hall until they are fever free for 24 hours. Flu symptoms include fever or chills and a cough or sore throat.
Read on to learn how you can protect yourself against the spread of germs. This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
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Updated: May 1, 2013