Jackson College Pandemic Plan

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Jackson College plans to actively monitor and keep you informed on how we can maintain a healthy campus. We need assistance from all students, faculty and staff with this effort.  The best tools we can provide to you are educational resources on flu prevention measures and what to do if you are sick.

Alert Levels

  • Level 1: Publicize and Educate

    Level 1: Publicize and Educate

    • Distribute/publicize information on preventing the spread of disease.
    • Publicize and recommend voluntary isolation for the ill and consider voluntary quarantine for persons exposed to individuals with influenza.
    • Add information to JC home page linking to the JC pandemic flu website.
    • Evaluate need to evacuate students and staff abroad.
    • Initiate dissemination of information to faculty, staff and students abroad on protocol for returning home.
    • Encourage departments to review their Business Continuity and Pandemic Plans.
  • Level 2: Gather Information

    Level 2: Gather information (in addition to level 1)

    • Obtain absenteeism and illness rates for employees and students.
    • Monitor recommendations for social distancing from state of Michigan and Jackson County.
    • Monitor reports of K-12 schools and sister institutions closing.
    • Evaluate participation of students and employees in public gatherings.
    • Monitor number of students vacating residence halls.
    • Send out letters to parents and students to review their plan for returning home should the University close.
    • Prepare to implement plans and programs listed under alert level 3 and 4.
  • Level 3: Consider 4 week closure

    Level 3 (in addition to level 2)

    • Consider canceling classes and closing residence halls for up to four weeks.
    • Modify, postpone or cancel public gatherings.
    • Consider closing the College for all but critical services.
    • Review plan for vacating residence halls and plans for implementing critical functions and services.
    • Further publicize to all constituents that the JC home page will be the source for current information on closure status as well as accurate updated information related to academic and operational issues.
  • Level 4: Consider 12 week closure

    Level 4 (in addition to level 3)

    • Cancel classes and close residence halls for possibly up to 12 weeks.
    • Postpone or cancel public gatherings for possibly up to 12 weeks.
    • Close for all but critical services.
    • Implement:
      • Staggered work schedules and telework programs for critical services.
      • Plan for maintaining critical research.
      • Provisions for non-contact distribution of meals to remaining students on campus.
      • Daily/scheduled updates to faculty staff and students.
      • Plan for vacating the residence halls.

Pandemic Implementation Triggers

 Mild Influenza
(Case fatality level of <0.1%)
Moderate influenza
(Case fatality level of 0.1 to <2%)
Severe influenza
(Case fatality level of 1% to >2%)
Confirmed human outbreak overseas (federal government response stage 2)Alert Level One: Publicize and educateAlert Level One: Publicize and educateAlert Level One: Publicize and educate

Alert Level Two: Gather data on absentee rates, local closings, sister institutions, federal state and local health department recommendations.
Widespread human outbreak overseas or first human case in North America (federal government response stage 3 or 4)Alert Level One: Publicize and educateAlert Level One: Publicize and educate

Alert Level Two: Gather data on absentee rates, local closings, sister institutions, federal state and local health department recommendations.
Alert Level One: Publicize and educate

Alert Level Two: Gather data on absentee rates, local closings, sister institutions, federal state and local health department recommendations.

Alert Level Three: Consider closing campus for up to four weeks.
Spread throughout the United States (federal government response stage 5)Alert Level One: Publicize and educate

Alert Level Two: Gather data on absentee rates, local closings, sister institutions, federal state and local health department recommendations.
Alert Level One: Publicize and educate

Alert Level Two: Gather data on absentee rates, local closings, sister institutions, federal state and local health department recommendations.

Alert Level Three: Consider closing campus for up to four weeks.
Alert Level One: Publicize and educate

Alert Level Two: Gather data on absentee rates, local closings, sister institutions, federal state and local health department recommendations.

Alert Level Three: Consider closing campus for up to four weeks.

Alert Level Four: Cancel classes/close residence halls and consider closing campus for possibly up to 12 weeks.