This plan is a framework for organizing the University in preparation for pandemic illness. It is expected that all departments will write a Pandemic Preparedness Plan including cross training, redundant supervisory function, and a determination of what work can be completed remotely. This planning framework provides for an across the spectrum approach to pandemic preparedness.
A. The SRU Emergency Operations Plan will be the basis for the Pandemic
Preparedness Plan process, formatted in the National Incident Management
System Command Structure.
B. In the event of situation critical/Category 4, it must be assumed that students
who live in the surrounding community will not leave the area.
C. In the event of situation critical/Category 4 at SRU, policies and protocols for
financial aid, tuition reimbursement, grades, withdrawal from classes, etc.
must be in place.
D. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be purchased by SRU for all essential
function staff that are expected to report and or remain on campus during
situation critical/Category 4.
E. When the situation is deemed critical by the President or Chancellor, all
students must evacuate the university. Permitting them to remain becomes an
exponentially increasing liability as time passes.
F. SRU doesn’t have the capacity, or services, for large groups of ill people.
G. Local resources may be strained based upon the pandemic severity.
H. Upon situation critical/Category 4, essential services include: police, health
services, heating plant, waste disposal, winter road crew, dining services for
essential function staff, housing for essential function staff and administrative
oversight with senior manager and Emergency Management Advisory Board.
Assumptions are that payroll and human resources are essential, but will be
I. PA Department of Health Point of Distribution (POD) locations will be utilized
for medication/vaccine during the pandemic.
Pandemic Preparedness Plans (PDF):
Provost & Dean’s Council
Environmental Health & Safety
Finance and Administrative Controls
Facilities and Planning
Student Life (Health Services, Residence Life, Dining Services, Police,
and Counseling Center)
Pandemic Planning Matrix Department Template
SRU Interpretation of CDC Severity Index
Campus Shelter in Place and Campus Close-Down Policy and Protocol