September 28, 2009
TORRINGTON, WY –
Eastern Wyoming College has received confirmation that a residence hall student has tested positive for the H1N1 (swine) flu virus. The student is recovering at home.
EWC is closely monitoring the H1N1 flu situation and has taken several precautions to prevent its spread on campus. Signs and posters have been distributed that focus on hand-washing, and hand sanitizer and wipes have been placed in common areas on campus including the cafeteria and student center.
The Physical Plant at the College has purchased a large quantity of Hepacide Quat II disinfectant. This is used for daily cleaning of all door knobs, handles, railings and bathroom fixtures. All classroom desks, tables and chairs are disinfected at least twice per week. Cafeteria tables are done daily.
Extra cleaning is also taking place in the EWC Fitness Center. Handles on all equipment are cleaned several times a day by Fitness Center staff, disinfecting wipes are available for members to use on the equipment, members are encouraged to use towels between them and the equipment, and to wear t-shirts and long shorts.
A designated H1N1 flu information site has been created on the EWC website. The address is http://ewc.wy.edu/current/h1n1.cfm.