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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) issued an alert Nov. 14 about the rise in both respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases and the flu in the community. Ithaca College also recommended that community members stay up to date on their flu and COVID-19 vaccines. The college will be making significant changes to its COVID-19 policies in the coming weeks and will shift into a self-management mode in Spring 2023.

IC updates COVID-19 policy and county warns of flu and RSV

By Syd Pierre, News Editor November 16, 2022
IC has updated its COVID-19 policies and the Tompkins County Health Department warns of rises in respiratory syncytial virus and flu cases.
Boothroyd Hall will continue to serve as an isolation housing space for residential students for the rest of the fall semester. It will also continue to offer free COVID-19 testing. However, Samm Swarts, assistant director for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said that if COVID-19 cases rise and there is no space in Boothroyd, the college will allow students to isolate in their assigned residence hall rooms.

College updates vaccine guidance and COVID-19 procedures

By Syd Pierre, News Editor October 5, 2022
Ithaca College has updated some of its COVID-19 protocols and is encouraging members of the campus community to get vaccinated for both the flu and COVID-19. 
The college informed students this clinic will not be available for Fall 2022 because of the many locations in the community offering flu vaccines.

College recommends flu vaccine but will not hold a clinic

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor September 25, 2022
The college informed students the on-campus flu vaccine clinic will not be available for Fall 2022 because of the many locations in the community offering flu vaccines.
Currently, students are able to schedule an appointment for a flu shot Monday through Friday at the Hammond Health Center.

College encourages students to receive flu vaccinations

By Caroline Grass, Contributing Writer September 22, 2021
Ithaca College normally holds an annual flu vaccination Point of Dispensing exercise, but the POD event for this academic year is not yet confirmed.
Ithaca College flu numbers expected to exceed last year

Ithaca College flu numbers expected to exceed last year

By Ben Kaplan, Staff Writer March 1, 2017
So far, 148 students have been diagnosed with influenza or an influenza-like illness since the beginning of the fall semester, as of Feb. 27.
The Hammond Health Center has begun receiving flu vaccinations, pictured above, for the flu season, which peaks between December and March. Last year, the number of students diagnosed with flu-like illness peaked at 238.

College begins preparation for upcoming flu season

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer October 1, 2014
In preparation for the upcoming influenza season, the Hammond Health Center at Ithaca College is putting together a campaign to get as many students vaccinated as possible, Dr. Vivian Lorenzo, director of medical services at the college’s Health Center, said.

Facts of the flu vaccine for 2012-2013

By Kari Beal October 9, 2012
The flu can be one of the most dangerous health conditions on a college campus because of the close proximity of people, but only 10 percent of college students received a flu vaccine in 2009. Here are some basic facts to know about this year's vaccine.
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