Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Campus Closure

The campus will be CLOSED due to inclement weather Wednesday, January 17. We will resume our normal schedule Thursday, January 18.

Flu in Alabama

According to AlabamaPublicHealth.gov, the spread of influenza across the state is widespread. The table below shows what has been reported to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Data Reported to Alabama Department of Public Health (as of 01/12/2018)
Districts Week Ending January 6 Week Ending December 30 Week Ending December 23
Northern 11.2 10.93 8.63
Northeastern 11.56 8.88 9.25
West Central 10.49 10.56 11.16
Jefferson 6.68 6.10 5.43
East Central 9.57 9.79 8.59
Southwestern 8.27 8.46 8.33
Southeastern 7.14 5.95 5.09
Mobile 2.94 0.00 No data
*ILI threshold for significance in Alabama (Season 2017-18): 3.4%
Information and table are courtesy AlabamaPublicHealth.gov

For more information on influenza, checkout AlabamaPublicHealth.gov or CDC.gov. Both websites will give you tips on how to prevent the flu.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Library Closed

The Library will be CLOSED Sunday, January 14 and Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

We will re-open on Tuesday, January 16 at 7:30am.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Tree Safety

During this time of year, some people use an artificial tree while others prefer the real thing. For those who prefer the real thing, here are some Christmas Tree Safety Tips from NFPA.org.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2" from the base of the trunk.
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents, or lights.
  • Make sure the tree in not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily. 
  • Use lights that are listed by a qualified test laboratory, Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
  •  Replace any string of bulbs with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer's instructions for the number of light strands to connect.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.  
Information courtesy: NFPA.org