Influenza Information

For information about the COVID-19 virus and RMC's response, please review our recent Coronavirus Update.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please stay home to reduce the chances of you spreading the illness to other students, faculty, and staff.  Additionally, please complete the Illness Self Report Form to allow the staff at RMC to best navigate support for your condition (notification of academic absence(s) the appropriate parties, arranging of food delivery for on-campus students with meal plans, and coordination of assistance from healthcare professionals.

Flu Symptoms

Symptoms of seasonal influenza include fever (usually high), headache, fatigue, body aches, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and occasionally stomach symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Symptoms of H1N1 influenza in most cases are similar to and no worse than, those caused by typical seasonal flu.  In certain instances, the symptoms above may occur in conjunction with other symptoms. This can be indicative of a more severe illness that may require medical attention. Seek medical care if you experience:

  • Bluish or grayish skin color
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Chest pains
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dehydration

Prevention

Remember these important actions that you can take every day to remain healthy:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with your sleeve when you sneeze or cough
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based cleanser
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people
  • Stay home and away from work or school if you are sick

Additional Information

Additional information concerning influenza can be found at:

If you have any additional questions, contact the Student Health Services Office at 406.657.1068 or the Residence Life Office at 406.657.1051.