University of Pennsylvania
Department of Mathematics
The School of Arts and Sciences has
established a website that will have up-to-date information at
; members of the SAS community should
consult the website regularly, since it will be our primary mode of
communication on this matter.
Featured prominently on the SAS flu site is a link to Penn’s main flu
which includes information on flu
prevention, symptoms and treatment. Please note that because of the
highly contagious nature of H1N1, the University asks that people who
become ill self-isolate when they first have flu-like symptoms.
to the CDC, individuals should wait 24 hours after the last sign of a
fever before coming back to work or class. In order to contain
spread of the virus, Penn and SAS strongly encourage faculty, students,
and staff to take the time to recover prior to coming back to class or
SAS flu-specific guidelines :
As the semester begins, we encourage you to communicate with faculty
instructors in your department or program regarding two questions that
they may face:
1. What do I do if I become ill?
Faculty and instructors should contact their department chair or
director if illness prevents them from meeting classes or will impact
other essential academic functions. LPS instructors should notify LPS
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
(215) 898-7326. Faculty should also contact students in their
classes using one of the mass email communication systems listed at
2. What do I do if students in my class become ill?
In setting class attendance policy, faculty and instructors should bear
in mind that public health officials recommend self-isolation in
conjunction with H1N1 influenza. Students who are ill should not
penalized for following this recommendation.
A number of alternative teaching technologies are available to help
instructors manage classes if they are ill or confront large numbers of
student absences; please see
, which is
also linked from the SAS flu page.