In the event of a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 first, then call Campus Security at (231) 995-1111. All security officers are trained in basic first-aid, adult CPR, and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Automated Exterior Defibrillator (AED) — An AED is a machine that analyzes a victim’s heart rhythm and if needed, will provide an electric shock to allow the heart to return to a normal pumping rhythm. An AED is located in a public area of all campus buildings. (See a list of locations on this page.)

Pandemic Influenza

A local or regional outbreak of a pandemic influenza will be closely monitored by College staff. Information and directions provided by county, state, and federal agencies will determine the College’s response to the outbreak. If warranted, the College will implement a pandemic education and prevention program which will include these action items.

  • Encourage faculty to use MyNMC course tools to communicate with students
  • Provide students in the classroom with education and prevention information
  • Provide students and employees with online access to pandemic notices or flyers
  • Provide weekly updates to students and employees and post all updates on the College’s emergency Web site
  • Post Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posters in buildings
  • Continue to provide touch free hand sanitizer dispensers in building common areas
  • Continue to provide hand wipes in computer labs, classrooms, assessment centers, and libraries
  • Increase frequencies of cleaning building entry door handles and push plates; restroom fixtures; handrails; and elevator buttons.
  • Expand monitoring of restroom cleanliness and supplies
  • Track College wide use of sick leave
  • Plan for possible cancellation of large public gatherings

If the College, in consultation with the county’s health department, determines operational changes need to be made, the College will use its communication protocols to notify the College community.

General Influenza Information

  • Influenza virus is contagious and is spread from human to human through coughing, sneezing, and sometimes by touching something with the flu viruses on it and then touching mouth or nose.
  • Tamiflu, an antiviral medication, is effective in treating the symptoms. It will not prevent or cure the flu.
  • Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue.
  • Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Studies have shown that people may be contagious from one day before they develop symptoms to up to 7 days after they get sick.
  • The county’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regularly monitors hospitals, pharmacies, and other agencies for trends.
  • According to CDC guidelines, persons with flu-like symptoms should stay home until at least 24 hours after you are fever free (without the use of fever-reducing medications).

Tips For Preventing The Flu

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (for at least 15 seconds), especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective, but only if they are at least 60% alcohol.
  • Rub hand cleaner into hands until hands are dry. Apply more hand cleaner if hands dry in less than 15 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • If you get flu-like illness symptoms, stay home from work or school, except to seek medical care, and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

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