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    University Campus Under Quarentine Against Spanish Influenza

    October 11, 1918

    “”On account of the prevalence of Spanish Influenza in many sections, as a preventative measure this campus is under ABSOLUTE QUARENTINE, beginning at 6 o’clock Thursday, October 3rd, and continuing until further notice. Admission to the campus in on quarantine pass only.

    Students who live off the campus must move on before quarantine is established, prepared to remain for the period of quarantine.

    Faculty members and employes are admitted on pass by t must avoid association with all persons outside of their own home while off the campus, particularly must they remain away from all public assemblies, such as picture shows, church services, and public lectures.””

    Such was the notices that was conspicuously posted on all bulletin boards early last Thursday morning, signed by Dr. von KleinSmid, President of the University, and countersigned by Captain Henry Exall, Commanding Officer of the United States army unit which is stationed here.

    Both these men state that there is no cause for alarm and that this action is only a precautionary measure. No cases of Spanish Influenza have developed on the campus or in town.

    Dr. Clyne, city health officer, also said that there is no valid cause for alarm, “”There are no reported cases in Tucson,”” said he, “”and this quarantine is only a preventative measure.””

    Spanish Influenza has crept in to almost every army campus in the county but we hope to prevent it here. Dr. Klein further stated that although there is little cause for alarm, it behooves everyone to be as careful as possible in the matter of general health. “”Keep your vitality at its best, observe the fundamental rules of health, avoid crowed, and there will be no trouble with Spanish Influenza.””

    As a result of the quarantine announcement, there came a great influx of students from down town on to the campus. The housing problem was areal one. The Women’s League room, which had been turned into a hostess house was requisitioned to accommodate the many town students. The rest of the overflow of girl students was crowded into North Hall, East and West Cottage. Condition are just as crowded amount the men.

    No prediction can be made concerning the period of quarantine.

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