Middlebury

Health Emergency

The Parton Health Center is located in the Centeno House at 136 South Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753 and can be reached by phone at 802-443-5135.

H1N1 Pandemic Flu

Middlebury College has an Emergency Plan that includes the threat of severe illness, such as pandemic flu. College Health officials monitor websites and receive direct communication from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Vermont Department of Health (VDH). In the event that a communicable disease, such as a flu pandemic, presents an immediate threat to the safety of Middlebury students and our community, the College’s plan is to quickly close and evacuate all students.

All students are required to have a personal evacuation plan. Should the College need to evacuate, updates would be provided to students as well as on the College home webpage.

Learn more about Middlebury's Pandemic Flu Response Plan.

Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is a potentially serious, life-threatening disease. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and The American College Health Association recommends that college students and their families be advised of the risks of the disease and the availability of a vaccine.

The CDC's Meningitis Website contains comprehensive information regarding meningitis and the meningitis vaccine.

The ACHA's Meningitis on Campus Website provides materials and information on meningococcal meningitis that may be used in response to a case of meningitis on campus or for general disease awareness activities.

Meningitis vaccination is available to students at Parton Health Center. Please call x5135 for more information.

Good health habits are an important way to help prevent Flu and other communicable diseases.

Avoid close contact.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home when you are sick.

  • If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Clean your hands.

  • Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. By frequently washing your hands you wash away germs that you have picked up from other people, or from contaminated surfaces, or from animals and animal waste.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Get vaccinated against Flu.

Get Information.

  • Listen to the local and national news for information on health problems.
  • Talk with your local public health officials and health care providers, who can supply information about the signs and symptoms of a specific disease outbreak and recommend prevention and control actions.

Adopt business/school practices.

  • Encourage sick employees/students to stay home and anticipate how to function with a significant portion of the workforce/school population absent because of illness or caring for ill family members.

Practice good health habits.

  • These include eating a balanced diet, exercising daily, and getting sufficient rest. In addition, take common-sense steps to stop the spread of germs including frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying away from others as much as possible when you are sick.