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EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN SECTION 25 Avian Flu Pandemic Flu Updated 05 2008 Section 25 1 SUNY Oneonta s Emergency Plans for Pandemic Flu The College At Oneonta has taken some significant steps to prepare the University for a pandemic flu event The planning is on going and involves critical personnel and departments throughout the University As of May 2006 Oneonta has formed a Pandemic Flu Assessment Team of campus experts and key response departments to conduct pre event planning and prepare specific pandemic flu response procedures Key decision points are being developed to guide the executive leadership who may have to make decisions about curtailing public events or suspending classes The all hazard Emergency Plan has been updated to include essential responsibilities chain of command and response actions relevant to a pandemic event With the assistance of the Department of Environment Health and Safety key Departments are developing business continuity plans specific to a pandemic event Essential functions and essential personnel are being identified for the University s continued functioning during a pandemic event Procedures and plans are being developed for supporting international out of state and other students who may have to remain on campus if classes are suspended Procedures and plans are being developed for supporting ill students who may continue to reside on campus if classes are suspended In an outbreak or pandemic Otsego Health Department and the State of New York have authority to direct public health actions including quarantine The College at Oneonta is working closely with these agencies to make sure our preparations and plans are consistent with theirs Flu prevention information is provided to students via this website Throughout the flu season promotes a Hand washing Campaign Hand washing is a basic element of personal hygiene to prevent the spread of influenza and many other contagious diseases In conjunction with the Otsego County Health



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