Office of Public Affairs
Oct. 20, 2000
NO MUMPS AT OSWEGO STATE
OSWEGO -- Test results today showed that the Oswego State student who was tentatively diagnosed with mumps and sent home Monday (Oct. 16) had not contracted the infectious disease.
Regardless of the negative test results, students are required by state law to file with the campus health center proof that they have received immunization against measles, mumps and rubella. Oswego's deadline for meeting that requirement was Friday. That deadline was set before the suspected case of mumps arose Monday.
Students who have not complied with the requirement will be suspended until they do comply.
As of Friday at 4 p.m., about 100 of the more than 8,000 students enrolled at Oswego this semester had not yet filed their records with Mary Walker Health Center. Last week, the center notified students who were not in compliance (about 660 at that point) that they could not attend class or live on campus after Oct. 20 if they did not comply with the law.
Students who have not complied need to complete a health history form and attach a copy of their immunization record and deliver it to Walker Health Center. The requirement does not apply to students who were born before Jan. 1, 1957, or who take all of their courses off campus or who are taking fewer than six credit hours.
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CONTACT: Julie Harrison Blissert, director of public affairs, 341-2265 or 312-2265
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