Emergency call boxes are located across campus.

To request a Campus Escort or Motorist Assistance, or to report a Lost Item, please call x4611.

College Police
Gathering Place Building
127 1/2 North Seventh Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Office: x 4611
(740) 376-4611
mcps@marietta.edu

To Call College Police from off-campus:
Dial (740) 376-3333

Or call Marietta Police Department:
911 for emergency
(740) 376-7070, Ext. 0
To Report a Crime

For local information or referral, please dial 2-1-1 in Washington County. You can also call toll free at 1-866-542-0394.

Safety Steering Committee

Student Life Feature 1

Flu Preparedness: Your health is your personal responsibility

Notices

click to expandRegular Flu Shots Available

Regular Flu Shots Available, Wednesday, October 14, Noon -4:00 pm, Upper Gilman. Cost: $7 if 18 an under, $25 over 18. You will be able to put the charge on your student account. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to protect yourself. We expect to have the H1N1 vaccine available later in October so stay tuned.

 

Click Here for information and preventative tips for the H1N1 virus
(aka "Swine Flu")

Preventive Measures

  • Regularly wash your hands vigorously for 20 seconds with soap and water or with an alcohol base hand sanitizer.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow instead of your hands.
  • Do not touch your, eyes, nose mouth with yours hands.
  • Get the regular flu shot as well as the H1N1 shot when it becomes available.
  • Routinely wipe down surfaces (desks, computer key board, telephone, door handles etc.) with disinfecting wipes.
  • Prepare your own “Flu Kit” containing a thermometer, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, surgical mask, and fever reducing medication.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Chills and fatigue
  • Possible nausea, diarrhea and vomiting (These alone, particularly without a fever and cough, do not mean you have the flu)

Emergency Warning Signs

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but return with a fever and worse cough

Action Steps

If you have any of the flu-like symptoms:

  • Contact the Student Health Center (740-373-0792) 24/7 and follow the instructions given. During normal hours you will be able to speak to a person and after hours get a recorded message.
  • If you have any of the Emergency Warning Signs and feel that you have severe illness contact Student Health Center, Student Life Office or Campus Police immediately to arrange transportation to the hospital.
  • Part of taking responsibility for yourself is to also self-disclose any underlying health issues (diabetes, asthma, pregnancy) that could compromise your recovery.

If diagnosed with the flu please take the following steps:

  • If you live within commuting distance or can go home please do so. If you leave campus to return home please report this using the Student Signout web site or call Linda See in the Student Life Office at ext. 4736 or by e-mail.
  • If you are unable to go home please confine yourself to your room. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you stay home/room for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care (your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).
  • Wear a surgical mask when you leave your room to go to the bathroom.
  • Develop a buddy system with a friend who will check on you daily.
  • Keep 6 feet apart from other individuals.
  • Take your temperature daily and report daily your condition to Linda See in the Student Life Office at ext. 4736 or by email. Reporting to the Student Life Office will help the College to provide food and fluids while you are recovering in your room.
  • Secure a prescription for an antiviral medication if diagnosed by a health care provider.
  • If you have any of the Emergency Warning Signs contact the Student Health Center, Student Life Office or College Police immediately to arrange for transportation to the hospital.

Action Steps for faculty or staff:

  • Call your supervisor to report that you have flu symptoms.
  • Your supervisor will contact Vicki Ford so that the College can have an accurate count of the number of employees who may have the flu.
  • Contact your health care provider and follow their instruction.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you stay home/room for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care (your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).
  • If you have any of the Emergency Warning Signs contact your health care provider and/or arrange for EMS transportation to the hospital.