The law school Dean sent a message out: while attendance will still be taken, sanctions will not apply. Willamette has an attendance policy--you must attend 75% of your classes, or you do not get to sit for the exam, which means you do not pass the class. But because of the H1N1 scare, the school is actively encouraging students to stay at home at the first sign of any sickness---and you will still be able to sit for exams.
At work, the state office has passed out a box of Kleenex and antibacterial Purrell for every office. Then came the email that said to use the hand sanitizer frequently as to avoid the spread illness.
I have never seen anything like this in all my years. Do you think it is warranted?