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September 28, 2009

Absences and Contact Info


Re: Absences, please email and leave a voice mail message for me (do both).

I would like to be notified of absences for personal reasons/school activities as early as possible.

Re: Absence for illness, at the latest, please send email and voice message before 9am on your volunteer day.

My contact info is email: bmckinne@med.umich.edu and office phone: 734-232-4120. Thanks

Posted by bmckinne at 10:02 AM | Comments (0)

September 24, 2009

UMHS Flu Shots

Influenza Program (UMHS)

UMHS volunteers and employees are encouraged to get the flu vaccine early for protection for the entire season. We should not endanger our vulnerable patients by exposing them to flu virus while they receive care from us. There is no charge for flu shots for UMHS employees and volunteers. Below is the current schedule for October.

Flu clinics held at UMHS:
October 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Dining Rooms A & B
October 28 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CVC, room 4317
October 29 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Cancer Center, room B1286

More flu clinics and information about the flu will be added as the season progresses, so please check the Influenza Program website for updates.

H1N1 Flu Shots:
When the H1N1 flu shot becomes available, OHS will offer vaccination for this as well. More information about H1N1 vaccine, supply and opportunities for vaccination should be known in early October, so please check back to see what additional information has been posted on the Influenza Program website.

Influenza Program (UMHS)

Posted by bmckinne at 11:36 AM | Comments (0)

September 23, 2009

When to Stay Home

This message is for both MWRC Staff and volunteers.

Hello Volunteers:

Please review the following University Policy regarding when you should stay home and when it is okay to come in and perform your duties.

It’s important to take care of yourself, recover and protect others from unnecessary exposure to the flu. If you have a fever of 100.4 F or greater, plus a cough or sore throat and possibly other symptoms like chills, body aches or vomiting, you should notify your supervisor that you are ill and stay home. For most, this means staying home until the fever is gone for at least 24 hours.

Please let me know if you need additional clarification. Stay Well!


Posted by rvolk at 01:05 PM | Comments (0)

September 02, 2009

Lets fight the Flu!

Dear Volunteers,

In preperation for the flu season we will implement a new infection control policy at the MWRC:

Visitors are asked to sanitize their hands before they use a computer. Please note the new poster on the MWRC counters.

Voluneers: please sanitize your hands and clean the phone, keyboards, mice, mouse pads, and counter area near the computers with a wipe at the beginning of your shift.

Please help us to win the fight against the flu. This U-Tube video is great to "get with the spirit" :)

Thank you very much for your cooperation.


Posted by rvolk at 10:56 AM | Comments (0)