To: Academic Community
From: Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, President and Chancellor
Re: Confirmed Case of INFLUENZA A and CAMPUS CLOSURE
De La Salle University announces the closure of the campus fro June 4 to 14, 2009 in view of its confirmed case of the Influenza A N1H1 virus. Based on existing Department of Health Guideline on A(H1N1) in schools, DLSU will reopen on June 15.
The case is a female foreign student who arrived in the country on May 12. DOH confirmed today, June 3 that the student contracted the virus.
The student has been admitted in a healthcare facility and is being closely monitored by medical practitioners.
DLSU officials have met with DOH Secretary Dr. Francisco T. Duque III and are closely coordinating with other Department of Health key personnale regarding the case.
Prior to the incident, the University has instituted campaus wide precautionary measures such as information dissemination regarding the INfluenza A H1N1 virus.
During the closing period, the Academic Community is advised to monitor flu-like symptoms, to stay way from crowds and practice good hygiene. If symptoms appear, the person should immediately seek medical attention. They should also inform the University Clinic of their Condition by sending their full name and ID number through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The community is also advised to regularly check the DLSU website at http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/Influenza_bulletin for updates and developments on the issue, and announcements on the rescheduling of University events and activities etc. For inquiries, the Marketing Communication office may be reached at 526-5913 during office hours.