Health fair postponed

September 08, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State University Health Services has postponed the health fair scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9, as a precautionary measure to help avoid the spread of H1N1.

"We're starting to see cases of H1N1 here on the University Park campus. Since we're urging those who are sick to self-isolate, it doesn't make sense for us to invite well students into the building where sick students are coming for treatment," said Margaret Spear, director of University Health Services (UHS). "Compared to some colleges and universities, the number of students we are diagnosing with influenza like illness is low but we thought it was prudent to postpone the health fair as a precautionary measure."

Spear emphasizes that frequent hand-washing is the most effective habit people can practice to help curb the spread of the flu. She added that although it will be challenging, the Centers for Disease Control strongly recommends that sick individuals self-isolate, or stay away from healthy people. For more information on H1N1 and Penn State, visit online.

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated September 08, 2009