Suggested Email text for event planners to send event participants prior to their
departure for Kingston
Subject line: H1N1 flu
Dear event participant,
We are expecting you on the campus of Queen’s University for x event on y
date(s) and look forward to welcoming you!
As you are no doubt aware, a new strain of influenza – H1N1 – has been
reported in Mexico, the US, Canada and other countries.
Queen’s University is closely monitoring the most current information about the
H1N1 flu and is consulting with local health authorities and experts.
There have been no confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in Kingston or the surrounding
region. Based on the most recent information and advice from local health
authorities, all programs and events are proceeding as planned. However, the
situation can change quickly. All of the latest information and links are available
Please read our “Information Bulletin for Visitors.” It includes information about
H1N1, and its symptoms. It also explains regular preventative measures for
reducing the risk of infection.
Anyone traveling from areas affected by H1N1 needs to be vigilant about self-
monitoring for a combination of these symptoms:
• acute onset of fever,
• new or worsening cough, or
• new or worsening shortness of breath.
Additional symptoms may include:
• sore throat,
• joint pain,
• muscle pain,
• exhaustion, weakness, or fatigue, or
• gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting or diarrhea) in children under 5.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, follow the advice of your doctor or
local health authorities. Travel may not be advisable.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.