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From ONU President Kendall L. Baker

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April 29, 2009

Dear ONU Students, Families of our students, Faculty and Staff,

With the potential of an influenza outbreak, we want you to know that Ohio Northern University has taken steps to plan for such a situation.

Our actions are based on the recommendations of World Health Organization (WHO) the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and area health departments. Our goals are to reduce transmission of the illness, maintain essential services and reduce the impact of the illness.

Our first step is to remind our ONU family of those basic health measures that can prevent infection: wash your hands often; cover your mouth when you sneeze; avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; practice good health habits; and if you are sick, stay home. You will see posters across campus reminding you of these important steps.

If the current swine flu situation affects the ONU campus or becomes a more serious pandemic, we will put the necessary steps into effect. You will be notified by e-mail, text message and/or Web announcements of the steps being taken.

We think of ourselves as a family here at ONU - a family that takes care of each other. Please familiarize yourself with our emergency plans. Be forthcoming with information that you think might jeopardize the health and well being of others. Take care of yourselves and those around you. Make good choices and help other to do the same. Be responsible and take responsibility. Be aware of your surroundings and considerate of safe practices to help us keep our campus community secure.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Ms. Lee Ann Hall (419) 772‐2501 or email her at l‐

I wish you all a safe, happy and productive year.

Kendall L. Baker

Ohio Northern University