We wanted to provide you with an update regarding the current health situation on campus. Please know that our colleague’s medical condition continues to remain serious. Our thoughts continue to be with our colleague and family.
As noted in our previous update, we have been notified that the case has been confirmed as meningococcal meningitis. In addition, this morning the University received confirmation from the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission that the meningitis has been recognized as Serogroup C, which is one of the common forms of meningitis and is covered under the standard vaccine approved for use in the United States. Information on who should receive the vaccine is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate.htm.
It is important to continue to keep in mind the following:
Questions from employees should be directed to Human Resources. Students should contact the University’s Health Center for information or concerns and parents should contact the Office of Student Services.
We will continue to update you as appropriate.
To Members of the University Community:
We wanted to provide you with an update regarding the current health situation on campus. First and foremost, please know that our colleague’s medical condition is still grave and remains unchanged. Our thoughts continue to be with him and his family.
We have been notified that the case has been confirmed as meningococcal meningitis. The particular type is still unknown, and we do not expect to receive this information until early next week. We continue to have daily contact with our local health official for updates and further guidance.
It is important to keep in mind the following:
I am writing to inform you of a situation occurring on campus that your son or daughter may have informed you about.
The University was advised last night that an employee is suffering from meningococcal meningitis. The employee, who is an administrator in the Controller’s area, is gravely ill and has been admitted to a hospital. The University has been in touch with officials from both the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission and the New Jersey State Department of Health. Those officials, who are also in contact with the Center for Disease Control, are assisting the University’s response to the situation.
It is very important to know the facts regarding the possible spread of this disease:
The University is working closely with the public health officials to reach out to any individuals who may be at risk for infection. Because of the need for such close contact to spread the bacteria, those health officials believe that the group at risk on campus is extremely small.
Further information on meningococcal meningitis can be viewed at the following web sites:
The health officials advise that all classes and other normal University activities should proceed as scheduled. The University shall continue to keep you updated on this situation as needed. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Services at 732-571-3417. You can also obtain updates by the Monmouth University Parents & Families web page.