Cases of chickenpox reported at Whitney Hall

Two Whitney Hall residents have been diagnosed with chickenpox, according to an email sent to university housing residents.

One of the students was relocated to “off-campus accommodations,” while the other will be heading home for recovery, according to the announcement.

“Chickenpox is highly contagious and the best preventative measure is to be vaccinated,” according to the announcement.

Students have been advised to check their personal immunization records over Thanksgiving break. If a student hasn’t received a vaccination, they should make arrangements to get vaccinated as soon as possible, according to the email.

University Housing Facility Services will be sanitizing all floor community bathrooms, common areas, water fountains and door handles as a preventative measure.

Pregnant students that believe they may have contracted chickenpox should visit the Student Health Center or a health care provider, according to the email.

More information on the illness can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

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