Update: May 1, 2013
Your health matters! We have pledged to keep the University of the Rockies community informed about relevant health and wellness issues. On this page, you will find Rockies Student Health 101, our health and wellness magazine, and links to pages with information regarding seasonal flu, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), and the Affordable Care Act, as well as emergency contact information.
Rockies Student Health 101 Magazine
Being a student can be stressful, but the good news is that taking care of your health is one great way to beat stress! Rockies Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine that helps make your college experience the best it can be.
Read Rockies Student Health 101 and make some time for your health. We hope you enjoy this month's edition and look forward to your feedback!
Preventing the Spread of Germs
The Rockies community shares responsibility to take steps that prevent the spread of communicable disease. University of the Rockies is committed to a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, and faculty. Prevention is our focus in the fight against health risks.
The University has taken several recommendations in order to prevent the spreading of germs and illnesses, including:
- Informational postings and instructions on hand washing techniques. Posters have been placed throughout our facilities and our bathrooms to remind students and staff of the importance of hand washing in reducing the spread of disease.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers and pumps have been strategically placed throughout our facilities for convenient usage. This placement includes providing each dorm room and office with a personal hand sanitizer pump. Additional supplies will be available for purchase at the Bookstore.
- Housekeeping services have been increased to cover high contact areas throughout the day/week.
- Academics and Human Resources will monitor attendance of students, staff, and faculty for absences related to illness. An absenteeism rate of 10% or higher will be reported to the local health department for additional recommendations.
- Students, staff, or faculty exhibiting flu-like symptoms will be encouraged to stay home or in their residence until they are fever free for 24 hours. Flu symptoms include fever or chills AND a cough or sore throat.
Read on to learn how you can protect yourself against the spread of germs. Be assured that University staff members are working closely with the El Paso County Department of Health to monitor conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take concerning University of the Rockies. This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Get information about the flu.
For the most up-to-date information on flu, visit flu.gov, or call 1.800.CDC.INFO (232.4636).
Get information about Pertussis (Whooping Cough).
For the most up-to-date information on pertussis, visit cdc.gov/pertussis, or call 1.800.CDC.INFO (232.4636).
Get information about the Affordable Health Care Act.
For the most up-to-date information on the laws regarding health care, visit healthcare.gov/law/introduction.
Emergency Numbers for Colorado Springs, Colorado
Emergency (police, fire, and rescue): 911
Get additional emergency and counseling hotline contact information.